How to Change Screen Saver Pictures

by Jessica Leigh

So the novelty of the flying toasters has worn off, and it's time for a change. Whether you want to look at pictures of the beach and daydream or reminisce with nostalgic images from better times when you're not using your computer, the choice is up to you. Here is how to change screen saver pictures in a Windows operating system.

Click on the Start button on your desktop. This is usually located in the lower left corner of the screen.

Click on the Control Panel option on the menu. If you have a shortcut to the Control Panel on the desktop, you can double-click on the shortcut and skip step one.

Click on the Appearance and Themes tab in the Control Panel; this will open up a list of tasks.

Click on the Appearance and Themes option from this list, and then click on Choose a Screen Saver. This will open the display properties box.

Click on the screen saver tab at the top of the box, if it is not already selected. From here you will be able to select a screen saver and set the wait time for it to appear on the screen. When you have chosen your screen saver and settings, click the Apply button.

Tip

  • check If you do not like any of the screen savers that are programmed in your computer, you may download any screen saver you choose. Just be sure to download it to the appropriate folder.

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About the Author

Jessica Leigh is a professional writer with works published for "The Houston Chronicle" and various websites. In addition to pursuing a degree in legal studies she has years of experience in the financial industry as a tax preparer.

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