How to Customize Screensaver in Windows 10

How to Customize Screensaver in Windows 10: Computer screensaver, as its name defines, is about to save your screen. The technical reason behind using screensaver is to save your screen from phosphorus burn-in. However, if you are using an LCD monitor, you do not need screensaver for this purpose. It does not mean we should not use a screensaver. Do not you feel bored seeing the black screen of your monitor all the time while you are not using your computer? Why would you see a black screen while your screen is idle when we have the option to make it more appealing and attractive? A screensaver is a perfect solution that we can use to add creativity on our screen. Screensaver program fills the screen with images and abstract images when you are not using your computer and it is idle. Nowadays people use a screensaver for fun. Below are the instructions to customize your screensaver in Windows 10.

How to Customize Screensaver in Windows 10

How to Customize Screensaver in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Step 1 – Type Screensaver in the taskbar search box and you will get the option “Change Screen Saver”. By clicking on it, you will be redirected to the screensaver panel where you can easily adjust the settings. Depending on your preferences you can customize the settings.

Type screensaver in Windows Search then click on Change Screen Saver


You can right-click on the desktop and choose Personalization and then under Settings window click on the Lock Screen available in the left navigation panel. Scroll down and click on Screen Saver Setting link at the bottom.

Scroll down and select the Screen Saver Setting under Lock Screen

Step 2 –  Once you click on the above link, Screen Saver Settings window will open where can adjust the setting as per your preferences. 

From screensaver settings window you can make the changes as per your preferences

Step 3 – By default Windows give you six screensaver options such as 3D Text, Blank, Bubbles, Mystify, Photos, Ribbons. You need to choose the one from the drop-down menu.

By default Windows give you six screensaver

The 3D text screensaver option gives you the option to customize text and many other settings.

The 3D text screensaver option gives you the option to customize text

Select 3D Text then click on Settings and adjust text settings accordingly

You can add your text to appear on the screen while your screen is idle. There is another option which is Photos where you can choose the photos of your choice.  When it comes to photos, either you choose the predefined photos that Windows give you or you can choose your favorite one. You can easily browse to the images saved on your system and make them your screensaver.

You can select Photos under Screensaver and choose photos of your choice

You can easily browse to the images saved on your system and make them your screensaver

Note: You can customize the text version of screen saver as per your preferences (You can change font style, size and all). Moreover, when it comes to images, you can choose your selected images to appear as a screensaver.

How to create Screensaver setting shortcut

If you want to make changes in your screensaver frequently, it would be great to create a shortcut on the Desktop. Having a shortcut on your desktop will help you to make the changes in screensaver frequently without following the above-mentioned steps again and again. The shortcut will give you immediate access to the screensaver settings where you can adjust the settings as per your preferences – choose the images or texts of your choice. Here are the steps mentioned below to create a shortcut on your desktop:

Step 1 – Right-click on the desktop and navigate to the New>Shortcut

Right-click on the desktop & select New then Shortcut

Step 2 – Here you need to type “control desk.cpl,,@screensaver” in the location field.

Type control control desk.cpl,,@screensaver under location field

Step 3 – Click on the Next and you are good to go with the shortcut on your desktop to change your screensaver whenever you want. All you need to choose the icon that you find suits you.

Hopefully, above-mentioned points will help you to customize your screensaver settings as per your preferences. You can choose the text version where you can type your favorite text, quotes or the creative text that you want. Your screen at the time of idle will display your text. Isn’t nice and fun?

Yes, it is. Therefore, the technical reason for having screensaver is not applied anymore because most of us use an LCD monitor. However, just for fun, we can have a screensaver of our choice by following the above-mentioned steps.  It is not only text, but you can also choose the photos of your choice to appear on the screen. What about having your favorite trip photo that will remind you of your old memories? Indeed, we would love to have these customizations on our screen.


I hope the above steps were helpful and now you can easily Customize Screensaver in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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