Long-time Windows users will know how simple it was to access Screen Saver Settings dialog in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. We just had to right-click on the desktop, click Personalize option to open the Personalization window, and then click the Screen Saver link to open Screen Saver Settings.
In Windows 10, when you right-click on the desktop and click Personalize option, we get the Personalization section of the Settings app instead of the classic Personalization window. However, there are no options under the Settings app to change Screen Saver settings. Has Microsoft dropped Screen Saver Settings from Windows 10? No, but it’s just that accessing Screen Saver Settings dialog is not easy as before.
As we all know, the Screen Saver Settings dialog includes options to switch between installed screen savers and allows us to personalize installed screen savers by tweaking their default settings.
If you want to open Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10, follow the directions mentioned in one of the given below methods.
Also read: How to enable screen saver in Windows 11.
Method 1 of 5
Launch Screen Saver Settings dialog in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Settings app. To open it, open Start and then click Settings (the gear icon). The Settings app can also be launched with the help of Windows + I keyboard shortcut.
Step 2: Click on the Personalization category to navigate to the same.
Tip: You can quickly navigate to the Personalization section of the Settings app by right-clicking on the desktop and then clicking the Personalize option.
Step 3: Click Lock screen to see Lock screen related settings.
Step 4: Scroll down the page to see the Screen Saver Settings link. Click on Screen Saver Settings link to open the classic Screen Saver Settings dialog.
Method 2 of 5
Open Screen Saver Settings from the Run command
Step 1: Open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows and R keys (Windows + R).
Step 2: In the Run command box, type the following command and then press Enter key to open Screen Saver Settings dialog in Windows 10.
Method 3 of 5
Open Screen Saver Settings from Start
Step 1: Open Start menu or screen.
Step 2: In the search box, type Change Screen Saver and then press Enter key to open Screen Saver Settings.
Method 4 of 5
Create Screen Saver Settings shortcut
If you often need to access Screen Saver Settings, use this method to create a shortcut of Screen Saver Settings right on your desktop or Start menu.
Step 1: Right-click on desktop, click New and then click Shortcut.
Step 2: Once New Shortcut wizard is launched, type or paste the following text in the box labeled Type the location of the item.
Click the Next button.
Step 3: Enter Screen Saver Settings as the shortcut name, and then click the Finish button to create the shortcut on the Windows 10 desktop. Double-clicking on the shortcut should open Screen Saver Settings dialog.
If you prefer to have the shortcut on the Start, please right-click on the shortcut and then click Pin to Start option.
Method 5 of 5
Open Screen Saver Settings from Command Prompt
Step 1: Open Command Prompt. To do so, type CMD in the Start search box and then press Enter key.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, copy and paste the following text (yes, the Command Prompt in Windows 10 supports copy and paste):
And finally, hit Enter key to open Screen Saver Settings dialog. Good luck!
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