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Windows 11 Tips: Customizing and Activating Your Screensaver for Added Visual Appeal

Enabling a screensaver in Windows 11 is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to enable a screensaver:

  1. Right-click on an empty area of your desktop to open the context menu.
  2. From the context menu, select “Personalize.” This will open the Personalization settings in the Windows 11 Settings app.
  3. In the Personalization settings, click on “Lock screen” in the left-hand menu.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Adjust the screensaver settings as desired, such as setting the timeout duration or selecting specific photos for a photo screensaver.
  9. Click on the “Preview” button to see a preview of the selected screensaver.
  10. After customizing the screensaver settings, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes.
  11. 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.

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