How to set up and change the screen saver on my Windows 10 PC

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Do we really need a screen protector?

A long time ago, when those CRT monitors existed, screensavers or screen savers, as they were previously called, were designed to protect and avoid ghosting or ghosting on monitors, which occurred when the computer was interrupted and a screen remained on. still image screen for a long time.

The prolonged display of the same element caused spots on the monitor, and thanks to this screensaver it was used to create images in continuous motion.



While we have modern monitors that don't have these issues and have a refresh rate, screen protectors have gone from being a utility to merely aesthetic and even fun. And that's why it's still present in Windows 10 and we enjoy it, even the classic background images and the download of new screensavers.

An interesting variant of Windows 10 is also Spotlight, the photos that are shown in the background on the lock screen are changed daily and you can change the screen timeout or stop. This mode gives an innovative touch to the computer and is a way to simulate the screen saver.

We offer you several options to configure and change the screen saver

Without further ado, we'll tell you how to set up and change your screensaver. Keeping in mind that in Windows 10 they are disabled by default.

Option 1: from the desktop

While on the desktop, click Start, then click Settings or Settings (in English). There is a shortcut to bring up the Settings window: use the key combination Windows + I Once the window appears you need to click on Personalization or (Personalization, Wallpaper, Screen Lock, Colors).



Another quick way to get to the Personalization window is while on the Desktop, you click the key right of mouse, a window opens, you go down and click on the Customize option.

Already in the navigation window on the left panel, press Lock Screen to view the options related to the right side lock, scroll down to press the link Screen Saver Configuration and the classic window appears Setting the screensaver.

Option 2: from the Run command

Open the Run box with the key combination Windows + R and in the space where you type: control desk.cpl,, @ screensaver. Don't forget to press the Enter key. It's ready..!

Option 3: Configure the screensaver from the Start menu

When you click on Home go to the search box and type Change screen saver or Change Screen Saver and then press the Enter key. Appears immediately the window to configure lo screen saver

The screensaver settings

Windows 10 has 6 screensavers by default: bubbles, ribbons, shapes and figures, photos, 3D text and blank. If you want to change a little put your photos on the screen saver, select the type of images, click Settings and the default images and photos you have organized in Windows 10 will be reflected as the screen saver.


To change the location, click on Browse, a window will open in which you can find the folder in which to save your favorite photos. When you select it, click OK and then click Save. Once in the Screensaver Settings window you can access the preview.


Another option we can recommend is the screensaverplanet.com site, where you can download the screensavers classic or newer ones.

As you can see, it is quite easy to set up and change your PC screen protector, choose the option that is most comfortable for you and according to your needs. The idea is that you continue to enjoy your experience with Windows 10. We hope it has been very useful to you. We want to know your opinion.

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