How to Search and set the Screen savers in Windows 10?

By Gopal Sengar Updated

Screensavers have always been used for a fun-sake by modern Window users but there is a technical reason for why these actually exist. The Cathode Ray Tube monitors used to undergo the image burn-in after being left idle for long. To avoid this, the users used to install certain screen savers which acted quite positively with the concern. The modern systems face no longer such issues like as image burn-in thing. So now, installing screen savers or simply switching them on, serves just the purpose of customizing the screens to something attractive.

But, Windows 10 users have to spend a hard time in searching for these screensavers. This is because, the screen saver setting in Windows 10 have been shifted to a completely different location, unlike older versions (Windows). Also, Windows 10 screen saver settings come turned off by default. This is why you don’t see anything after leaving your computer screens idle (if are a Windows10 user).

Here are certain methods you can use to activate Windows10 screen saver:

• Obtaining Screen saver Settings from the Search Box

Step1: Open the Search box from the lower left corner of your screens. Type: Change Screen saver in it and press Enter.

Step 2: Choose the desired Screen saver from the drop-down menu.

Step3: Select Settings in case you want to customize the selected screensaver. You can also change the Wait time (Time after which the screen will go off) as 1, 2, 5 or 10 minutes as per your needs.

Step4: When customizing is done, click Apply.

You can now enjoy this facility.

• Downloading and Activating More Windows 10 screen savers

There are in total 6 Windows 10 screensavers you would have to keep using unless they appear to be boring and not cool. You can manually download screen savers and activate them easily. There are a multiple websites which gives downloading facility (DeviantArt, in case you don’t know any).

Once you are finished with the downloading, follow the steps given below to install them:

Note: (Before heading, make another copy of the downloaded Windows 10 screensaver at a different location to avoid it from getting permanently deleted incase of any errors.).

Step1: Right click on the file and select Install. This will automatically display the Screen Saver Settings dialog box.

Step2: Select Settings to customize it in your own way.

Step3: Click on Apply button.

This would activate that downloaded Windows 10 screensaver.

• Using Registry Editor

Step1: In the search box (click start at the lower left corner, a box will be displayed) type regedit and press Enter.

Step2: Search for the key named: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\ Desktop and click on it.

Step3: You’ll find an entry named ScreenSaveActive on the right. Double-click on it.

Step4: Set the value of the entry to 1 to enable it or 0 to disable it.

Step5: Press OK.

In case the entry is not there, make a new one and name it SreenSaveActive by right-clicking on the empty space.

• Directly from the Desktop

Step1: Right-click on your screen (desktop) and select Personalize.

Step2: Choose the Lock Screen option (at the left).

Step3: You’ll find Screen saver settings at the bottom of the Lock Screen settings (on the right). Select this option.

Step4: Screen saver settings dialog box will be displayed. Select the screen saver of your choice from the drop-down menu.

Step5: Settings, if you want to customize it.

Step6: Click on the Apply button.

• Create a Windows 10 Screensaver shortcut on the Desktop

Step1: Right click anywhere on the screen (desktop). Select New> Shortcut.

Step2: In the location wizard, enter control desk.cpl,,@screensaver. Click Next

Step3: Give this shortcut a name and click on Next.

Step4: Choose the icon and press Enter.

Now you can access Windows 10 screensaver settings anytime by double tapping/clicking on this shortcut.

Those if hunting those Windows 10 screensaver settings gave you a chill, follow any of these sure-shot methods discussed above. If you’ve already tried using them, leave your comments in the section below. Also, share keep posting your queries so that we can serve you better in any related aspect. At the end, don’t forget to share this with your near and dear ones.