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What browser does Live Screensaver Creator use?

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What browser does Live Screensaver Creator use?

Live Screensaver Creator uses WebBrowser Control based on Internet Explorer.

Starting from version 21.1 (in beta testing) Microsoft Edge WebView2 Control is supported.

Created screensaver will use Edge as the rendering engine instead of Internet Explorer, if it is available. This requires WebView2 Runtime, which is included starting with Windows 11. It is also automatically installed on devices having version 2101 or later of Microsoft 365 Apps.

We recommend installing Evergreen WebView2 Runtime from Microsoft website on every computer where screensaver will be deployed. Otherwise screensaver would use Internet Explorer as the rendering engine.

To check what rendering engine screensaver uses:

  • On computer where Live Screensaver Creator is installed: Open the app, click “About” button at the bottom, then click “Browser engine” button at the bottom
  • On computer where screensaver will be deployed: Use parameters “/s /engine” when starting screensaver, e.g. test.scr /s /engine

This will display rendering engine name and its version.

For example “IE 11” means Internet Explorer version 11 and “Edge 91” means Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime version 91.

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