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Old 09-20-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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Will not save as default screensaver.

Installed screensaver but will not save as the default screensaver.

Example..I change the activation time to 1 minute and click apply,

come back 10 minutes later and no screensaver.

I click on the settings/ screensaver tab and it shows that no screensaver is selected.

I am not stupid when it comes to these sorts of things but this is just not working.

Any suggestions?

Have tried uninstalling and re-installing several times to no avail.
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Old 09-20-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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Old 09-20-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yep just tried again....re-installed and clicked "Apply" after changing the settings.

Re-booted comp and went to the screensaver tab and it says "No screensaver selected."

All other screensavers still work fine and appear in the screensavers tab after I click apply / exit and then go back into the screensavers tab.

Just the Marine one does not show again.
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Old 09-20-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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Open C:\Windows\System32

Rename Marine Aquarium 2.scr to MarineAquarium2.scr (removing the spaces)

I hope this will be fixed in a future version of the Aquarium.
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Old 09-20-2003, 07:39 PM   #5
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My friend you are a legend..

Thank you this fixed the problem.

Now im off to find Nemo.

THANKYOU
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:22 PM   #6
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That only happens to selective people? How come mine is Marine Aquarium 2.scr (with spaces) and works.
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:36 PM   #7
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You're running XP?
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:41 PM   #8
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:46 PM   #9
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I just noticed a funny thing. It is still written to the registry in good old DOS (8.3) notation: C:\WINDOWS\System32\MARINE~2.SCR. That is using Windows XP home.
When I change the registry key to C:\WINDOWS\System32\Marine Aquarium 2.scr it won't select the MA2 and it reverts to none. Clue maybe... ?

btw Windows9x does not write this setting to the registry but to system.ini (or maybe win.ini, I forget).
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:54 PM   #10
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Mine is in C:\WINNT\system32
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:59 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Panthera
Mine is in C:\WINNT\system32
Well, that would depend on the preference of the person who installed your OS. What I mean is the "MARINE~2.SCR" part. Windows XP still supports DOS notation of course, but maybe those experiencing this problem have somehow disabled that.
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:01 PM   #12
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Oh yea hmm.. I don't know about that
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:40 AM   #13
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"C:\WINDOWS\System32\Marine Aquarium 2.scr" (with the quotes)
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Old 09-21-2003, 05:00 PM   #14
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Morgan,

When I set that registry value including quotes it does not work either. Anyway, display properties configuration does not use quotes but still uses DOS names. Silly Micro$oft!

By the way, this is the registry key that contains your current screensaver: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE

And I also found that you can indeed tweak Windows to disable 8.3 filenames. See screenshot made from <a href="http://www.xteq.com/">Xteq X-setup</a>.

Now if someone who experiences this problem could download X-setup and check the shown setting to test my theory...
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