How to Customize a Screen Saver in Windows 10

Here’s how to customize a screen saver in Windows 10:

Open Screen Saver Settings.

In the “Screen saver” section, you will find a drop-down list of screen savers.

There is no screen saver selected by default, which is why you can see (None) here.

Select the one you prefer from the drop-down list.

The available ones are:

  • 3D Text
  • Blank
  • Bubbles
  • Mystify
  • Photos
  • Ribbons

Click the Settings button. 

You can view the settings if the screen saver has them. Otherwise, you will be notified that it has none.

You can customize the settings as you wish.

To see a preview of the screen saver, click the Preview button.

In the “Wait” field, you can specify the time of inactivity after which the screen saver should appear. Here, the number represents minutes.

The “On resume, display logon screen” option automatically locks the PC when a screen saver appears. You can select it if you wish.

By clicking on the “Change power settings” link in the Power management section, you can access the Power Options.

Hit the OK button to save the changes.

That’s all.


If you don’t want the screen saver, then select (None) from the drop-down list.

Follow these steps to set your PC to automatically lock after a certain time of inactivity:

Choose (None) from the drop-down list. Activate the “On resume, display logon screen” option.

Provide the time after which you want the PC to automatically lock in the “Wait” field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.