Via Robert McLaws, the registry edits for accessing the settings for the Windows Vista screensavers have been added to the Customizing Vista bookmarks. If you are a novice working in the registry, please consider asking someone with more experience to make these changes. Either way, it is recommended that you make a back up before performing any of the steps outlined in the links below.
- Registry hacks for the Windows Vista screensavers (Long Zheng: Ribbons, Bubbles, Mystify Screensavers)
- Windows Vista Aurora Screensaver Settings (Kristan M. Kenney, Canucky.net)
As long as I seem to be on a roll with customizations for Windows Vista, see Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets by Rick Broida, Lifehacker associate editor.
No Windows Vista bookmark update would be complete without checking to see what Joe has been up to at ITsVISTA. Sure enough, I found a posting by Joe describing a "little utility that turns off Vista's Speech Recognition (SR) after a few minutes with no activity." This sounds like a useful tool for those using Windows Vista Speech Recognition. Please note, however, that the software is still Beta.
See Greg's Cool [Insert Clever Name] of the Day: Vista Speech Saver 18.104.22.168 Beta Released for a complete description and the download link.