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Turns off HDR?

Any way to make this screensaver not mess with HDR settings in Windows Display? It's an excellent screen saver and what I was looking for to prevent burn-in on my CX, but I'm not going to flip the HDR switch every time it closes.

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XAGMNINETY8 months agoWindows 10 x64, Google Chrome


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  • The screensaver was last updated in 2015, and it does not look like the creator is actively maintaining it, so I don't think it's very likely this will be fixed in the screensaver itself. However, we can probably come up with a workaround.

    There's a little utility called HDR Switch that you can use to automate switching back to HDR after the screensaver runs. I would suggest downloading HDRSwitch-x64.zip, then extracting the HDRSwitch application inside to the folder where the Starfield screensaver resides. You can find that folder here:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Starfield Screensaver

    To switch HDR back on, we need to automatically call HDRSwitch.exe as soon as the screensaver exits. One way to accomplish this is to use another utility called Screen Launcher, which is a screensaver that can launch any application or command. We can use that to first start the screensaver, and then to call HDRSwitch.

    Place the ScreenLauncher.scr file in your Windows folder, then go to the Screen Saver Settings panel and choose "Screen Launcher" in the list. Click "Settings", then paste the following command into the text box and click "OK".

    cmd /c ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Starfield Screensaver\Starfield.scr" /s) && "C:\Program Files (x86)\Starfield Screensaver\HDRSwitch.exe"

    Now click "Preview" from the Screen Saver Settings panel to see if it works.

    My screen doesn't support HDR, so I haven't been able to test this, but the above command should call HDRSwitch.exe as soon as the Starfield screensaver exits.

    A bit complicated, but that's all I could think of for now. Hope it helps!

    You could also reach out to the creator of the screensaver, Jan RingoŇ°.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)8 months ago

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