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I want to put off the screensaver working a macro in excel, which generates an event at regular intervals. is it possible
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Hi, babisterzis.

Do you mean that you want a macro which will periodically do something which prevents the screensaver from activating? If so, the code below holds down the shift key for an instant every 5 seconds. It does this 10 times. Obviously both of these numbers can be changed as required.

I've successfully tested this with the Windows 7 screen-saver.
Option Explicit

Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)

Sub Shift_Loop()
Dim i As Long

For i = 1 To 10
    Sleep 5000
    DoEvents
    Debug.Print i
    SendKeys "+", False
Next

End Sub

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Regards,
Brian.
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