How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

With default settings, the screen saver is turned off in Windows 11 as screen savers are not required on modern PCs. Screen savers were initially introduced to avoid screen burn-in (in Cathode Ray Tube displays) due to cumulative non-uniform use of display pixels.

Since screen savers are technically not required for modern displays, Microsoft has stopped adding new screen savers to Windows operating system. All the screen savers in Windows 11 were initially introduced with Windows 7. That said, you can add third-party screen savers by downloading and installing them from the internet.

You might want your system to display a screen saver when your PC is idle for a long time. Here is how to do that.

Enable or disable screen saver in Windows 11

Tip: If you are looking for a good clock screen saver, use the Fliqlo clock screen saver.

Step 1: Type “change screen saver” in the search and press the Enter key to open the Screen Saver Settings dialog. The other way to access screen saver settings is to navigate to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen page and click the Screen saver link.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

Step 2: In the Screen saver section, select a screen saver from the drop-down list.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

Step 3: Next, click on the Settings button to customize the selected screen saver.

Note that only the 3D Text screen saver offers personalization options. When you click the settings button after selecting any other screen saver in the list, you will get a “The screen saver has no options that you can set” message. That said, there are third-party tools out there to customize all built-in screen savers.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

You can click the Preview button to have a glimpse of the screen saver before applying it. When a screen saver is being previewed, hit the Esc key or any other key on the keyboard to end the preview.

Step 4: Next, you need to set the number of inactive minutes Windows 11 waits before displaying the screen saver. The default value is set to 1 minute, but you can change this waiting time by clicking the up and down arrow buttons or manually entering a value between 1 and 9999.

We also suggest you select the On resume, display logon screen option, particularly if you have password protected your account. When this option is enabled, Windows 11 display the lock screen when you stop the screen saver by moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard. You will have to enter the password or other methods to sign in.

Step 5: Finally, click on the Apply button.

Create a screen saver settings shortcut on Windows 11 desktop

If you frequently change screen savers, you might like the idea of having a screen saver settings shortcut on your desktop. Here is how to do that.

Step 1: Right-click on desktop, select New and then click Shortcut.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

Step 2: In the Location field, copy and paste the following location:

control desk.cpl,,@screensaver

Click on the Next button.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11

Step 3: Here, type Screen saver before clicking the Finish button. That’s it! You now have the screen saver settings dialog on your Windows 11 desktop.

How To Enable Screen Saver In Windows 11


1. Does Windows 11 have a screen saver?

2. How do I get a screensaver on Windows 11?

How to configure screen saver on Windows 11

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Lock screen page on the right side. …
  4. Under the “Related settings” section, click the Screen saver option. …
  5. Under the “Screen saver” section, select the screen saver for Windows 11: …
  6. Click the Settings button (if applicable).

3. How do I activate the Windows screensaver?

If you want to use the screen saver feature on Windows 10, use these steps:
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click on the Lock screen.
  4. Click the Screen saver settings link.
  5. Under “Screen saver,” use the drop-down menu, and select the screen saver you want to use.

4. How do I turn off the screensaver in Windows 11?

If you want to disable or turn off the screensaver on your Windows 11 computer, on the Screen Saver Settings window, select (None) from the drop-down menu. Then, uncheck the checkbox “On resume, display logon screen.” Finally, click on the Apply and then the OK button.

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