Windows 10: Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows

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  1. Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows


    How to: Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows


    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.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable screen saver for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable screen saver.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Screen Saver for All Users using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Screen saver enabled and disabled

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows [​IMG]

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Local Group Policy Editor

    *note In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.

    1. Open the all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Personalization. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Personalization, double click/tap on the Enable screen saver policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Enable Screen Saver
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Disable Screen Saver
    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows [​IMG]

    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Screen Saver for All Users using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop

    ScreenSaveActive DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    0 = Disable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Screen Saver for All Users
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_screen_saver_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Screen Saver for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_screen_saver_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    doriandiaconu, Oct 17, 2017
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  2. Argel Obm Win User

    screen saver

    Hi Kenneth,

    We need to gather more information for us to better understand your Screen Saver concern. Kindly answer the following:

    • How did you disable wake up password?
    • Are you seeing the log-in screen when waking up the computer from sleep?
    • How did you set up the Screen Saver? Kindly provide us the step-by-step process on how you did it.
     
    Argel Obm, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. screen saver

    Hi Jack,

    Thank you for using Windows10.

    Let us know what happens exactly when you try to set the screen-saver or put the computer to sleep.

    I would suggest you to review he settings and check. Here is the steps:

    To change Screen Saver:

    • Press Windows/Start key.
    • Type Screen Saver and click on Change Screen Saver.
    • Select the screensaver from the drop down menu and click on Apply.
    • Click on OK.
    To put the computer in sleep:

    • Press Windows/Start key.
    • Type Power and click on Power Options.
    • Select Change when the computer sleeps in the left panel.
    Reply with the updated status for further help and we'll be glad to assist.
     
    Navneet Anand, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Argel Obm Win User

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver in Windows

    Screen Saver won't turn off

    Hi Bodine,

    There may be an issue with the screen saver settings that is why you cannot turn off your screen saver using your mouse or keyboard. To resolve this issue, kindly disable the screen saver, and then re-enable it. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Click the Windows logo (Start button).
    • Click the gear icon (Settings).
    • Choose Personalization.
    • On the left pane, select Lock screen.
    • On the right pane, click Screen saver settings.
    • On the Screen Saver Settings window, click the drop-down menu under
      Screen saver and choose None.
    • Click Apply, and then click OK.
    • Access the Screen Saver Settings window again.
    • On the Screen Saver Settings window, click the drop-down menu under
      Screen saver and choose the screen saver that you want.
    • Click Apply, and then click OK.
    • Check if you'll be able to turn off the screen saver using your mouse or keyboard.
    After performing the steps above, kindly share with us the result.
     
    Argel Obm, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. No password prompt at login screen at screen saver...cannot get back without reboot

    Hi,

    This issue may occur if the display logon screen option is disabled on the screen saver settings. We suggest that you follow these steps on how to enable the
    display logon screen option:

    • On Cortana search, type settings.
    • Choose Settings from the list.
    • Click on Personalization, then select on Lock screen at the left pane.
    • Click on Screen saver settings, then put a tick on the
      On resume, display logon screen
      .
    • Click on Apply, then click on OK.

    Feel free to post back if you have other concerns.
     
    Gerard Qui, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Blakester489, Oct 27, 2019
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