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What browser does Live Screensaver Creator use?

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What browser does Live Screensaver Creator use?

Created screensaver will use Edge (Chromium) as the rendering engine (Microsoft Edge WebView2 Control) if available or fallback to Internet Explorer (WebBrowser Control).

Edge requires WebView2 Runtime, which is included in operating system starting with Windows 11. Microsoft also automatically installs it on devices having Microsoft 365 Apps version 2101 or later.

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 if it is not available.

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 94” means Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime version 94.

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