Main : Screensaver Tab

Interactivity

1. By default, any mouse movement while your screensaver is active will cause the screensaver to end. A small amount of mouse movement is permitted before the screensaver will end, but the threshold is about 10 pixels every 3 seconds before the quit event is generated. Enabling this option will allow the user to move the mouse in your screensaver without terminating the screensaver.

2. By default, clicking the mouse while your screensaver is active will cause the screensaver to end. Enabling this option will allow mouse clicks in your screensaver. This is useful for creating interactive screensavers.

If you allowed both mouse movement and mouse clicks in your application and you haven't selected an exit key on the Application Tab, then you will have to provide some alternative method of ending your screensaver which will involve calling ssCore.App.quit.

Mouse Pointer

3. Enabled by default, this option makes your screensaver behave like standard Windows screensavers where the mouse pointer is hidden automatically when the screensaver starts. You can also do this manually by calling ssCore.Mouse.hide.

4. Enabling this option causes the mouse pointer to appear when the mouse is moved and then automatically hides the mouse pointer after 3 seconds of inactivity. This is the way most standard screensavers work.

Configuration

5. Use this field to specify a path to an SWF file you want to use as the settings editor for your screensaver. You can supply an absolute path or a relative path to the SWF file. The SWF you specify will be displayed when you right click on the SCR file and choose the "Configure" item from the context menu or when you press the "Settings" button on the Screen Saver tab of the Windows Display Properties dialog. If you don't provide an SWF file SWF Studio will display a standard message box when asked to configure the screensaver or display the settings dialog that says "This screensaver has no configurable options".

6. Opens a standard Windows File Open dialog that allows you to select an SWF file. If the settings editor field is already populated, that value will be used to initialize the start directory for the File Open dialog, otherwise the system default folder will be used.

Preview

7. By default SWF Studio will attempt to use your main movie (SWF) in the preview area of the Screen Saver tab of the Windows Display Properties dialog box. If your main movie is CPU intensive it may cause the Display Properties dialog box to become sluggish. If you also have a complicated main movie you may not want to use that in the preview area. This option allows you to select a different SWF or a JPG, GIF or BMP file to be displayed in the preview area instead.

Note: This option does not affect what will appear when you press the Preview button on the Screen Saver tab of the Windows Display Properties dialog box, that button causes a full preview of your screensaver's main movie to be displayed.

8. Opens a standard Windows File Open dialog that allows you to select an SWF, JPG, GIF or BMP file. If the preview field is already populated, that value will be used to initialize the start directory for the File Open dialog, otherwise the system default folder will be used.