In Today's article I'll walk you through how to change the Screen Saver Image used on the PanelView Plus 7, 6, and CE:

Part 1: Enable the Screen Saver Image on your PanelView Plus 7, 6, or CE

Step 1) From the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu, choose Terminal Settings:

Step 2) Next select Display, and then select Enter:

Step 3) Select Screen Saver, and then select Enter:

Step 4) Now select Advanced Settings:

Step 5) Here insure “Screen Saver Image” is set to Enabled. Then exit this screen and the previous one by clicking on “OK” to insure your settings are saved.

Part 2: Copying your new Screen Saver Image to the PanelView Plus

Step 6) Copy your custom 80 pixel by 80 pixel .bmp (bitmap) screen saver image to the root directory of a compatible memory card or USB drive.

Step 7) Insert your memory card or USB drive into your PanelView Plus 7, 6, or CE HMI:

Step 8) Exit the Configuration Menu to access the Windows CE desktop:

Note: On some models you will need to know the Desktop Access password:

Step 9) Use Windows Explorer to copy your BMP image from your memory device to your PanelView Plus's \windows directory:

Step 10) Now launch Windows Control Panel:

Step 11) Open Display Settings, and then select the Screen Saver tab:

Step 12A) On the PanelView Plus 6 and 7, remove ssfloat and add you image:

Step 12B) On the PanelView Plus CE and VersaView CE, select your image from the \windows directory by using the Browse button:

Step 13) Click on OK to save your settings, and when the PanelView Plus next goes into screen saver mode you should see your custom image in place of the A-B logo:

To watch a video demonstration of the above, check out Episode 39 of The Automation Minute Season 4 below:

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Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching, which he later renamed In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website,, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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