How to Turn On Screensaver in Windows?

Screensavers are no longer as popular as they were many years ago. Modern screens are much more capable and long-lasting, so you do not need to worry about running a screensaver to prevent screen burn-in. Still, some people like screensavers and want to keep them running for aesthetics.

This article will tell you how to enable screensaver in Windows 10 and 11. Although these two operating systems have different Settings interfaces, the main idea is the same.

How to Activate Screen Saver in Windows?

  1. Press Win + I to open the Settings app. Alternatively, right-click the Start menu button and select Settings.
  2. Go to Personalization > Lock screen.
  3. Scroll down and find the “Related settings” section. turn on screen saver windows 10
  4. Click Screensaver. This button will launch the old and long-outdated UI from the Classic Control panel that still uses a picture of a CRT monitor to preview the selected screensaver. turn on screensaver windows
  5. Now you can turn on the screensaver in Windows 10 and 11 by selecting one from the “Screen saver” drop-down list. There are several default screensavers, but you can get more using third-party software.
  6. Now select the time when Windows 10 and 11 will turn on the screensaver. You can specify any period in minutes, for example, 10 minutes. how to activate screen saver in windows 10
  7. Click Ok to save changes.

Note. The method above will not work if your copy of Windows is not activated. The operating system will gray out the needed link preventing you from opening the screensaver settings. You can bypass this limitation by using one of the two following options.

Here is another way to open the screensaver settings in Windows 10 and 11: Press Win + R and type the command:

control desk.cpl,,@screensaver

Press Enter, then the operating system will open a new window, where you can enable screensaver in Windows 10 and 11.

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You can also take another route. Instead of using complicated commands or navigating through the Settings app, open the Start menu and begin typing “screen saver.” Windows will show you a link to the screensaver options. enable screen saver windows 10

How to Disable Screensaver in Windows 10 and 11?

Disabling the screensaver in Windows 10 and 11 is as simple as enabling it. You need to open the screen saver settings using one of the methods mentioned above. Use the Settings app, the Win + R command, or Windows Search.

After launching the screensaver settings, select None from the “Screen saver” drop-down list, and click Ok. That will turn off the screensaver in Windows 10 and 11. If you use third-party software for screensavers in Windows, refer to that application to disable it.

Cyril Kardashevsky

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