How to Change Screensaver on Windows 11

Screensavers have always been popular since Windows’ inception. And why not? They are a fun and cool way to add a personal touch to your computer. The way of changing screensavers has changed with the latest Windows versions. In this blog, we have discussed a step-by-step guide on how to change the screensaver on Windows 11 PC. 

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How To Change Windows 11 Screensaver Easily!

For PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11, the procedure for changing the screensaver is pretty much the same. All you have to do is 

Step 1: To change the computer screen saver, you need to hit the ‘Start’ button and type Change Screensaver in the search box, and click on the relevant result that appears in front of you. 

Alternatively, you can go to Settings(Windows + I key)> Personalization> Lock Screen and select Screen saver settings

How to Change Screensaver on Windows

Step 3: A window labeled “Screen Saver Settings” will appear in front of you. Hit the  “Screen Saver” drop-down option, and you will be provided the following choices:

  • None: Select None to disable the screen saver altogether.
  • 3D Text: Choose 3D Text if you want to display your custom text. 
  • Blank: Choose Blank if you want your computer to display a black screen.
  • Bubbles: Select Bubbles if you want to see bubbles on your computer screen.
  • Mystify: Select Mystify if you want to display curved moving lines on your screen saver.
  • Photos: Choose Photos if you want to display a slideshow of your photos as a screensaver.
  • Ribbons: Select Ribbons to display ribbons of numerous colors on your screen saver.

How to Change Screensaver on Windows11

Step 3: After you have selected a screen saver of your choice from the drop-down menu, you can further customize it by navigating to the Settings menu. You can even set your photo or collage as a screensaver. 

Step 4: Finally, click on the OK button and relax! 

You have successfully changed a screensaver. Your computer will show your selected screensaver with its customized settings when idle.

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Additional Information – How To Set Photos As Screensaver On Windows 11 PC?

STEP 1 – Go to the Windows Search bar and type Change Screen Saver.   

STEP 2 – Click on the same, and you’ll see the classic Screen Saver Settings window. 

STEP 3 – Click on the drop-down option under the Screen saver head. 

STEP 4 – From the list of options, choose Photos option. 

STEP 5 – By default, you can select the images saved under the Pictures Folder and set it as a screensaver. If you want to pick another photo from another location, simply click the Settings button and open the Photos Screen Saver Settings window. 

Change Screensaver on Windows 10

STEP 6 – Hit the Browse button, select a folder, and the OK button. 

You can alter the Slide show speed and use the feature to Shuffle pictures. Once your customization is done, simply hit the Save button, followed by Apply > OK.

For instance, if you select 3D Text, you can configure your text’s formatting in the settings. 

It will take you to another screen where you can select the Text, resolution, font, rotation type, and more. Before using your screen saver, click the “Preview” to get an idea of how it will look! 

Change Screensaver on Windows 10

Personalizing screensavers is fun. Now that you know how to change the screensaver on Windows 11 and 10 let us know what you like to see on your screen when your computer is idle. You can also post your queries and comments in the section below!


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