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Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

Changing the screen saver

You can set up a screen saver that will appear after a preset interval of inactivity on your computer. The screen saver is an animation that takes up the computer’s full screen. A screen saver keeps your screen’s contents private. When you want to get back to using your computer, you don’t need to raise the Lock Screen and type your password or PIN; instead you can just click your mouse and your computer returns to whatever you were working on at the moment the screen saver activated.

Select a screen saver

  1. In the Cortana search box, type screen saver.
  2. Click Turn Screen Saver On Or Off.

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  3. Click the Screen Saver drop-down list, and then select a screen saver.
  4. Click the up or down arrows on the Wait box (or you can also simply type a number directly in the box) to set an interval of inactivity after which the screen saver turns on.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog box.

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