Enabling a screensaver in Windows 11 is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to enable a screensaver:
- Right-click on an empty area of your desktop to open the context menu.
- From the context menu, select “Personalize.” This will open the Personalization settings in the Windows 11 Settings app.
- In the Personalization settings, click on “Lock screen” in the left-hand menu.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the Lock screen settings page and click on the “Screen saver settings” link. This will open the Screen Saver Settings window.
- In the Screen Saver Settings window, you’ll see a drop-down menu labeled “Screen saver.” Click on the drop-down menu to see the available screensaver options.
- Select the screensaver you want to use from the list. Windows 11 offers various screensavers such as 3D Text, Bubbles, Mystify, Photos, and Ribbons, among others.
- Once you have selected a screensaver, you can customize its settings by clicking on the “Settings” button next to the drop-down menu. The available settings may vary depending on the screensaver you choose.
- Adjust the screensaver settings as desired, such as setting the timeout duration or selecting specific photos for a photo screensaver.
- Click on the “Preview” button to see a preview of the selected screensaver.
- After customizing the screensaver settings, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes.
- Finally, click on the “OK” button to close the Screen Saver Settings window.
Now, your screensaver is enabled in Windows 11. When your computer remains idle for a specified period of time, the screensaver will activate, providing visual interest or information while helping to prevent screen burn-in.