To set or change a screen saver


Open Display in Control Panel.


On the Screen Saver tab, under Screen saver, click a screen saver in the list.


To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display

After you select a screen saver, it will automatically start when your computer is idle for the number of minutes specified in Wait.

To clear the screen saver after it has started, move your mouse or press any key.

To view possible setting options for a particular screen saver, click Settings on the Screen Saver tab.

Click Preview to see how the selected screen saver will appear on your monitor. Move your mouse or press any key to end the preview.

Click Related Topics for information about having Windows turn off your monitor when you leave it idle for a period of time.

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