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    Change Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10

    How to Change your Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10
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    13 Mar 2017
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    How to Change your Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10

    information   Information
    A screen saver is a moving picture or pattern that displays on the screen(s) of your PC after you have not been active on the PC for specified period of time to wait. Screen savers were originally used to save older, monochromatic monitors from damage, but now they are mainly a way to personalize your PC or enhance its security by offering password protection.

    Windows comes with several screen savers. You can also use the Photos screen saver to create your own screen savers from personal pictures that you've saved in your Photos library. There are screen savers available to download from the web like from WinCustomize - Free Screen Saver Gallery.

    This tutorial will show you how to change your screen saver settings to turn on or off screen saver and password protection on resume in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    To turn on screen saver, select any screen saver (step 5) other than (None), select a wait time (step 8), and check or uncheck On resume, display logon screen (step 9).

    To turn off screen saver, select (None) under "Screen saver"(step 5), and uncheck On resume, display logon screen (step 9).

    To show the lock screen instead of a screen saver, select (None) under "Screen saver" (step 5), check On resume, display logon screen (step 9), and select a wait time (step 8).

    Tip   Tip
    To stop a screen saver and return to your desktop, move your mouse, press a key on the keyboard, or touch the screen if it's a touchscreen.


    EXAMPLE: Screen Saver Settings
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for how you would like to open your Personalization settings.

    2. Open Settings, click/tap on the Personalization icon, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on Personalize, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Personalization icon, click/tap on the Screen Saver icon at the bottom, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    This option is only available starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547.


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    5. Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side, and click/tap on the Screen saver settings link on the right side at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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     6. Choose or Change Screen Saver

    A) Select a screen saver you want in the Screen saver drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

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     7. Change Settings of Selected Screen Saver

    A) Click/tap on the Settings button. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Choose the settings you want for the selected screen saver, and click/tap on OK. Some screen savers will not have any settings available for it. (see screenshots below)

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     8. Preview Screen Saver

    A) Click/tap on Preview to see what your screen saver will look like, before clicking OK in step 11 below. (see screenshot below)

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     9. Select Idle Time to Wait before showing Screen Saver

    A) In the Wait drop down menu, select how many minutes you want Windows to wait while you are inactive on the PC before showing the selected screen saver. (see screenshot below)

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     10. Turn On or Off Password Protection on Resume from Screen Saver

    A) Check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) the On resume, display logon screen box. (see screenshot below)

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    11. When finished, click/tap on OK.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    29 Jan 2016 #1

    How about "do not prompt for password on resume" with the screensaver?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Jan 2016 #2

    Hello mdrew,

    I don't understand what you want to know about step 10. Please provide more details.
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  3.    29 Jan 2016 #3

    whoops. You nailed it in #10. I need to read better. Feel free to delete these posts. Thanks Brink. Loving tenforums btw.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Jan 2016 #4

    That's ok. I'm just glad it was able to help.
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  5.    29 Jan 2016 #5

    ah, it did it again. I need to reframe the question/comment. "Disable password prompt on Resume"
    Right here: Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    was the password I was getting prompted for. This fixed it. Maybe a cross post would be helpful?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Jan 2016 #6

    Great news. It's fine.
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 free 64 bit
       06 Mar 2016 #7

    Brink, help! Please. I'm looking for a registry tweak for step 10 above.
    I'd like to click one icon and add or remove the check mark for On resume, display logon screen. Obviously one .reg file to turn it on, and one reg file to turn it off would be appropriate, but I can't find the darn registry key. Any help would be appreciated. All the tweaks I've tried were for previous versions of Windows and don't work with Windows 10 (free 64 bit version) Thanks paj692
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       06 Mar 2016 #8

    Hello paj692, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You could use a group policy setting to toggle this. Check the On resume, display logon screen box to have it turned on, then use the group policy .reg files bellow to toggle enable/disable.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop

    ScreenSaverIsSecure

    0 = disabled
    (delete) = enabled


    Enable_screen_saver_password_protection.reg

    Disable_screen_saver_password_protection.reg

    (To undo the above if needed)
    Undo_screen_saver_password_protection_policy.reg
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Mar 2016 at 10:35.
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  9. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 free 64 bit
       07 Mar 2016 #9

    Thanks Brink for the speedy reply. That was just like one of the tweaks I'd seen for a previous version of Windows. It neither places a check mark in the box or removes a check mark from the box, but I'm going to see if it worked anyway. I just figured I had the wrong key. Thanks anyway. paj692
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