What Is the Procedure for Setting a Screen Saver?


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To set a screen saver on your Windows computer, right click on an unused or empty area on your desktop, and choose Personalize. Select the Screen Saver button, and choose a screen saver from the available options. To set a screen saver on your Mac computer, choose System Preferences on the Apple menu. On the view menu, choose Desktop and Screen Savers. Select the screen saver of your choice from the available options.

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You may also set a screen saver on your Windows computer by going to the Control Panel on your computer. Click on Appearance and Personalization to open the personalization window. Locate the Screen Saver option, and open it. Click the downward-pointing arrow on the Screen saver option to display a list of all installed screen savers. Select a screen saver, and choose the amount of time the computer should remain inactive before displaying the screen saver.

You may have the option of modifying the settings on certain screen savers. You can choose the display speed of the screen saver or the pictures the screen saver should use. A preview of the screen saver appears on the simulated screen. You may choose a full-screen preview by clicking the Preview button. Click the OK button to save the changes, and the Close button to close the personalization window.

You can set a slideshow screen saver on your Mac computer by selecting a slideshow choice in the preference window and choosing the source of the slideshow. To set the amount of time the computer must be idle to activate the screen saver, go to the Start After menu at the bottom of the preference window.

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