Imagine a spectacular screensaver filling your screen with moving wondrous patterns when your PC isn’t in use. It’s quite true that modern computers do not require the screensavers any more to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT monitors, but it’s mesmerizing for users who still enjoy them.
So, keep reading for insights on how to set a screensaver for Windows 10, and our round-up on some of the coolest Windows 10 screensavers.
How to set up Windows 10 screen savers?
As a user, you may have wondered how to set screensavers in Windows 10 or how to change screensavers in Windows 10? Relax, here’s how you can do it:
- Press Windows key + I.
- In the Settings window that appears, click on Personalization.
- Next, on the Personalization page, go to the Lock screen tab and click it.
- Now, click on the Screen saver settings.
5. When you are prompted with the Screen Saver Settings window, choose the Screen saver from the drop-down.
(a) In the case you choose Photos from the drop-down menu, you will get options to specify the pictures collection which you want to show when your system is idle. You can also choose the Settings option. And, in the Photos Screen Saver Settings window that appears you can choose pictures by browsing in your local folders. Also, choose the Slide show speed (Slow, Medium, or Fast) from the drop-down menu. Apart from which, you can also check on the Shuffle pictures option and then click the Save button.
(b) And, in the case you choose the 3D Text option, you could show some custom text or even the current time.
- You can set how long Windows should wait before switching to the screen saver using the Wait option, where you can set the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also choose if it should display the long screen (and ask password) on resuming by checking the On resume, display logon screen
- Click Apply button, and then the Ok
And, voila you are all set to activate the Win 10 screensaver based on the settings that you have just placed.
Coolest Windows 10 Screensavers
You may choose the default Windows 10 screen savers available like Bubbles or Mystify. Alternatively, you can download a screensaver (scr) file and then right-click it and click Install to use the new screensaver. Some screensavers also come as exe files with their own set of instructions.
Note: Be cautious of some screensavers that could carry in viruses and malware and even attempt to force the installation of some unwanted toolbars and software. A good anti-virus app could resolve this glitch.
1. Electric Sheep
Try this magnificent screensaver, an evolutionary art with evolving fractal flame visualizations created by a community of talented artists. You can easily set up the executable installation file and then enjoy the on-screen experience of twisting,, and an array of beautiful glowing loops ready to enthrall you.
2. Japan Spring
How about trying a screensaver which is featured with amazing symmetry highlighted with the poetic inspiration of Mount Fuji in the backdrop? You will enjoy the most impressive time of the year – Spring in its best form with flowering cherry and plum orchards and the sakura. Get ready to find your inner peace and soak up the splendor of the Japanese spring-time on your screen.
3. IMAX Hubble 3D
Get this super-cool 3D downloadable screensaver, the IMAX Hubble 3D where Windows users can enjoy breath-taking photos from the Hubble website. Users can enjoy some of the most spectacular images the cosmos.
Lego-lovers, you will love Briblo. You can watch the Lego blocks stack up on each other. Apart from which, you can interact and also create your own Lego stack. And, experience a makeshift 3D game of Tetris.
5. League of Legends
PC gaming aficionados will love having a screensaver depicting one of their favorite games – League of Legends made by Riot Games. The screensaver-cum-app helps users navigate through and select animations, artwork, and more.
6. 3D Maze
Have you loved the iconic old Windows screensaver featured with mazes? Then, the 3D Maze is a classic you can’t miss. You will love the peculiar shapes floating around and also choose to change the wallpapers in the settings.
7. 3D Pipes
If you love old-classics, then you can’t miss this one the 3D Pipes screensaver. The screensaver is multi-colored and fills up the screen. You will enjoy the snake-like movement featured with 16-bit color vibes. So, get ready to enjoy the fascinating experience.
8. Sun Village – NVIDIA Edition
The Sun Village screensaver developed by Nvidia has a very captivating interface. You will love the screensavers well-blended with sound. You can download and install the screensaver. Remember to opt-out of the third-party application 3Planesoft Screensaver Manager, and enjoy the entire experience.
9. Astronomy Picture of the Day
Would you love to indulge in some more cosmic images as screensavers? Then, a great alternative to the 3D Hubble screensaver is the Astronomy Picture of the Day. The screensaver draws out images from the official website of NASA. So, get ready to enjoy some crazy cosmic charts.
10. Apple TV Aerial View
Aerial views have always been mesmerizing, so if you are one such user who loves aerial sights, then get ready for some live-streaming from Apple. Mac users enjoyed the native experience of the aerial footage, and now you too can indulge in the stunning views. Note that you will need an Internet connection for the screensaver to work.
The next time whenever your PC has some idle-time, you can enjoy the Windows 10 screensaver of your choice appearing on your screens. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the entire screensaver experience and also share your favorite screensavers with us by dropping in a comment in the comments section below.
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