How to Change Screen Saver in Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7?

How to Change Screen Saver in Windows

These days screen saver is a pretty popular feature among all Windows users. If your PC or laptop is in an idle position, then the screen saver will be displayed on the screen. You also have the option to use your favorite image as a screen saver or enable the automatic features to change the wallpapers continuously. 

Here I mentioned a simple method to change your screen saver. The process is simple and easy to understand, so you can easily change it. If you don’t know how to change the screen saver, read this article. These methods are applicable for Windows 11 and Windows 10, 8 and 7 users.

What is a Screen Saver? 

In 1983 most people were using CRT monitors. Suppose they open a static image and leave it like that, and then it can burn your screen. To prevent this issue screen saver program was invented. The screen saver is just a software program that activates when you are not using your PC or laptop for a while.

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How Can I Change My Screen Saver Timeout Settings?

For most Windows devices, the screen saver timeout mode is disabled by default, so you have to enable this mode manually. The process to enable this mode is similar for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

Change Screen Saver Settings in Windows

  • Bottom left side corner, and you will find a search box tap on it and type “screen saver.” 
  • A menu will appear on the screen; look for the “Change screen saver” option, then tap on it. 
  • Below the screen saver section, you can see an “On resume, display logon screen” option check mark.

  • Besides that, the “Wait” option sets the time limit between 2 to 15 minutes
  • Now, look for the “Apply” tab, then tap on it. 
  • Besides that, you can see an “Ok” option and tap on it.

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How to Change Screen Saver by Using Settings   

It is one of the easiest ways to change the screen saver in your Windows Computer or laptop. This method is applicable for Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 users. 

  • Below you will find the “Windows” icon; tap on it. 
  • A menu will appear on the screen; look for a “gear icon,” then tap on it to open the settings menu. 
  • A settings window will pop up on the screen; look for the “Personalize” tab, then tap on it. 
  • On the left side, you will find the “Lock Screen” tab, then tap on it. 
  • Now, scroll downwards and find the “Screen saver” option, then tap on it. 
  • A Screen saver settings window will pop on the screen there, and you can see a Screen Saver section below where you can select any of the screen savers and tap on the “Apply” tab. 
  • Besides that, you will find an “Ok” tab, then tap on it.

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Keep Your Favorite Image as a Screen Saver

You can use your favorite image as your screen saver. The process is slightly similar to the methods mentioned earlier.

  • Bottom right side corner, you can see a “Notification” icon, then tap on it.
  • A menu will pop up on the screen; look for the “Settings” icon, then tap on it.
  • Now, a settings window will pop on the screen; look for the “personalize” tab, then tap on it.
  • On the left side, you will find the “Lock Screen” tab, then tap on it.
  • Now, scroll downwards and find the “Screen saver” option, then tap on it.
  • Set the screen saver mode to “Photo,” then look for the “Settings” tab and tap on it.
  • Another window will pop up on the screen; look for the “Browse” tab, then tap on it.
  • Now, the browse for Folder window will pop up on the screen; look for the folder where you kept all the photos, tap on it, select the photo you want to keep as a screen saver and tap on the “Ok” option.
  • Now, look for the “Ok” option, then tap on it.

How Can You Change the Screen Saver on Windows 7 or Windows 8?

The process to change the screen saver in all the versions of Windows are quite similar. Here you have to use Control Panel. Follow a few simple steps to change the screen saver.

  • First, look for the Control Panel, then double-click on it.
  • A control panel window will appear on the screen; look for the “Appearance and Personalize” tab, then tap on it.
  • Now, look for the “Personalize” tab, then tap on it. 
  • Now find the “Screen Saver” option, then tap on it to change the screen saver.

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Final Words

This article discussed how to change the screen saver in Windows. Here I mentioned a simple way to change the screen saver and enable the screen saver time out mode. If you have any concerns regarding windows, then tell us in the comment section.  

How to Change Screen Saver in Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7?
How to Change Screen Saver in Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7?

Ali

Ali

I am Ali, a Software Engineer. I love the latest technology as well as Digital Marketing. Also, I Love to Write about the latest and upcoming technologies and Gadgets. I Love to travel around the world and learn new things.

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