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    On 2 of my computers Google screen saver can go to the next/previous picture by using the arrow keys. On my main computer the arrow keys close the screen saver.
    Does anyone know of a way to get the arrow key functionality going?
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    I recall that on the old versions of the Google screen saver moving the mouse or using the arrow keys would not close the screen saver like it should, but bring up options to go back or forward through the pictures. The new version 'fixed' this behavior so all keys and the mouse close the screen saver.

    HOWEVER, they did leave the feature available with one key, the space bar. So, if you want to go back and look at a picture, hit the space bar first, then the arrow keys.

    (FYI for others, Google Screen Saver comes with Picasa, and can display pictures with a nice fade and zoom effects from any folder on your drive and/or images from your online Picasa albums)

    Hope that helps!

    Nathan

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    Thanks Nathan.
    Yes I was aware of the space bar. But it's not nearly as easy as the arrow keys.
    This sounds like the sort of 'fix' that Microsoft would implement.

    BTW, I think that you don't need Picasa to have the fade & zoom effects. I don't have Picasa. (or if I did, I have uninstalled it) yet Google Photos Screen Saver still does all that.
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    As far as I know, you can't download the Google Photos Screensaver as a standalone install. It is bundled with Picasa. If you uninstall Picasa the screensaver is NOT removed. The fade & zoom effects are certainly part of the screen saver, and not reliant on Picasa, I just meant that you had to download Picasa to get the screensaver, and that the screensaver had nice effects!

    I agree that the arrow keys should not close the screen saver, wish they would put them back!

    Cheers,

    Nathan

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