How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 10

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 As you may know, screen saver was introduced to protect cathode ray tube (commonly known as CRT) screen from image retention effect and now most PCs use LCD or LED screens, Screen savers are no longer as relevant and popular as they were a decade ago.

Screensavers are disabled by default in Windows 10. In other words, when you leave your Windows 10 PC idle for a few minutes, you won't see any screensavers on your PC's screen. me. As mentioned earlier, a screensaver is not necessary on modern computers, but most users are used to seeing a screensaver when the computer has been idle for a while.

All the screensavers that are part of Windows 8/8.1 are also available in Windows 10, which means you get 3D text, blank, bubble, fake, photo and screensavers. ribbon in Windows 10. It's just that they're disabled by default.

You may have noticed that the Screensaver Settings dialog box is not easily accessible in Windows 10, unlike previous versions of Windows. The classic custom window in which we could easily open the screensaver settings has also been removed.

Method 1 – enable screen saver via Screen Saver Setting

Method 2 – enable screen saver via Registry, if disabled

Method 3 – install a third-party screensaver and activate it

Method 1

Enable screen saver in Windows 10

Step 1: Type Change screen saver in Start menu or taskbar search box and then hit Enter key to open Screen Saver Settings.

If you are unable to launch Screen Saver Settings via search, please go through our how to open Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10 guide to know all the ways to open Screen Saver Settings.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 10

Step 2: Once the Screen Saver Settings dialog is launched, select a screensaver from the drop-down box, customize the selected screen saver by clicking Settings, and then click the Apply button.

As you can see in the above image, the default wait or idle time before the screensaver is activated is 1 minute. You can change to 2, 5, or 10 minutes by clicking the up arrow. After making changes, click the Apply button.

That’s it!

Method 2

Enable screen saver via Registry

And if you want to enable or disable the screen saver feature via Registry, here is how to make it happen.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor. To do so, type Regedit in the Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key.

Registry Editor can also be launched by typing Regedit in the Run command box and pressing Enter key.

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 3: On the right-side, look for the entry named ScreenSaveActive, double-click on it, and set the value to 1 (one) to enable screen saver and make it 0 (zero) to disable.

Note that if the ScreenSaveActive string value doesn’t exist, right-click on the empty area, click New, click String Value and name it ScreenSaveActive.

Method 3

Install and activate third-party screensaver in Windows 10

If you’re not satisfied with the default set of screen savers, you can download cool looking screensavers from the web. However, be sure to download screensavers only from the places you trust.

And if you’re not sure from where to download, DeviantArt is one such place from where you can download screensavers safely. Our 7 best looking screensavers for Windows article covers the best of the best screensavers out there for Windows.

To install a third-party screensaver:

Step 1: Copy the screen saver file that you want to install to a safe location to make sure that it won’t be accidentally deleted while dealing with other files.

Step 2: Right-click on the screen saver file and then click the Install button.

Step 3: Clicking Install button will automatically open Screen Saver Settings dialog with the new screen saver selected. Click the Apply button to apply the newly installed screensaver.

I hope this guide helps you!

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