How to Use Classic Screen Savers in Windows 11

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 by

With the release of Windows 11, many users were disappointed to find that the classic screen savers they had grown accustomed to were no longer available. However, with a few simple steps, you can bring back these beloved visual aesthetics to your Windows 11 desktop. In this article, we will guide you through the process of using classic screen savers in Windows 11.

Enabling Classic Screen Savers

The first step to using classic screen savers in Windows 11 is to enable them. To do this, right-click on your desktop and select “Personalize” from the drop-down menu. In the Personalization settings, click on “Lock screen” in the left-hand menu. Then, click on “Screen saver settings” at the bottom of the page. This will open the classic screen saver settings window.

Choosing a Screen Saver

In the classic screen saver settings window, you will see a list of available screen savers. These include classic options such as “3D Text,” “Mystify,” and “Ribbons.” You can preview each screen saver by clicking on it and then clicking on the “Preview” button. Once you have found the screen saver you want to use, click on it and then click on “Apply” to save your changes.

Customizing Screen Saver Settings

If you want to further customize your screen saver, you can do so by clicking on the “Settings” button in the classic screen saver settings window. This will open a new window with options to adjust the speed, size, and other settings of your chosen screen saver. You can also choose to display the screen saver on your primary monitor, secondary monitor, or both.

Downloading New Screen Savers

If you want to add more variety to your screen saver options, you can download new ones from the internet. There are many websites that offer free downloads of classic screen savers, as well as more modern options. Once you have downloaded a screen saver, simply double-click on the file to install it. It will then appear in your list of available screen savers in the classic screen saver settings window.

Using Digital Art as a Screen Saver

For a more unique and visually appealing screen saver, you can use digital art as your screen saver. There are many websites and online galleries that offer free downloads of digital art specifically designed for use as screen savers. Once you have downloaded the digital art, follow the same steps as above to enable and customize it as your screen saver.

Final Thoughts

By following these simple steps, you can bring back the classic screen savers that many Windows users have come to love. You can also add your own personal touch by downloading new screen savers or using digital art as your screen saver. With these options, you can enhance the visual aesthetics of your Windows 11 desktop and make it truly your own.

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About the Author: Gulrukh Ch

Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.