Things must be slow today at Redmond Pie, because setting your wallpaper as a desktop (migraine anyone?) is apparently newsworthy. This is one of those hacks that’s been around for a while. Resolution and screen quality has improved on Windows machines, laptops and tablets as fast as it has on other products, so perhaps some want a bit more of a visually interactive approach to their workspace. Mind you, I’m not one of those people but it can be done. You’ll get sick of it and remove it faster than you can say eye-twitch, but hey you’ll learn the hard way.

Here goes:

  • Simply open Command Prompt window.
  • Type the name of the screensaver that you want to run. An example would be aurora.scr, but it can obviously be whatever screensaver you so desire.
  • Follow that screensaver filename with /p65552 and hit Enter, as shown in the screenshot below.
  • You’re done.
  • Now remove it because it’s effing annoying.

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