I thought it would be fun to make my own screensaver, as I am getting so bored with the Windows ones.
Springtime in Paris copyright Susie Jefferson
You can use any artwork from your My Pictures folder. I have Windows XP and this is how I do it (I should imagine Vista isn't so very different):
Switch to Classic view
- Click Start > Control Panel > Display
- Click on Screen Saver , then choose My Pictures Slideshow from the drop-down menu
- Underneath the drop-down menu, on the left, is the Wait box - this allows you to choose how long the machine should wait before the Screensaver starts (eg: 10 minutes etc)
- To reactivate the machine, just press any key and the Screensaver clears to the screen you were on before you took a break from typing.
- Next to it is a box - enable this to Password protect your screen (this means you have to type in a password before you can start to use your computer again - really useful if you have to leave your desk unattended for any reason and have kids, pets, nosy visitors...)
- Choose how often the pictures will change
- How large you want them (there's a sliding scale)
- Use the Browse button if you want to load artwork from a different folder
- Click Preview to see how the full-size Screensaver will look (click any key to cancel)
Click OK > Apply > OK to finish.
Now your blank computer screen will look lots more exciting!