How to Get a Countdown as a Screen Saver
By James Stone
With hundreds of countdown screen savers uploaded to the Internet (see Resources), the choices and customization in screen savers remains unlimited. After finding a countdown screen saver that peaks your interest, install the file and set this screen saver as the default. If you wish to select different options for the screen saver, then enter the Screen Saver Settings screen. Personalize each countdown with your own tastes. However, each screen saver differs in the set of customizable options available.
Download the "Screen Saver" install file of your choice (see Resources) and save it to your desktop.
Double-click the "Screen Saver" install file to begin the installation wizard.
Click the "Next" button and choose a location to install the screen saver files, then click the "Finish" button once the process completes to close the install wizard.
Right-click anywhere on your desktop, then click the "Personalize" option from the menu.
Click the "Screen Saver" icon in the bottom-right hand corner of the window.
Click the "Screen Saver" drop-down menu and select the newly installed countdown screen saver. Click the "OK" button to apply the changes and close the dialog box.
- Clicking the "Settings" button on the Screen Saver dialog box will let you select different options for the current screen saver.
James Stone began writing professionally in 2007 as a technical writer. He specializes in technology articles for various online publications. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Simon Fraser University.