How To Make a Screen Saver

Everyone likes to personalize their computer screens and screen savers are one way of saying ‘this is me ‘. There are many programs available in the market for creating screensavers but for somebody who wants to do their own, here are two simple 10 step methods to creating your personal screensaver.

Step 1

Directly from the desktop.

  • Move all the pictures that you want as your screensaver to one folder
  • Right click on any open space on your desktop and choose the Properties option
  • In the next box, change the tab to Screensavers
  • Within the screensaver tab, there is a drop-down menu .Here choose the Slideshow option.
  • Click on the ‘Settings ‘option on the side of the dropdown menu
  • Here click on the Browse option, and locate the folder where you've kept the selected pictures and select that
  • Then use the timer option in the window for timing the screensaver movement and also the size option for likewise.
  • Once the above is done, click on OK
  • Then click on Apply
  • You are done!!

Step 2

Using PowerPoint

  • Open PowerPoint presentation
  • Choose the File Save As option
  • Under 'Save as type' dropdown, choose GIF, JPEG or PNG type
  • Now browse to ‘My Pictures' folder (inside My Documents)
  • Type a file name
  • Click on Save
  • Right click on any open space on your desktop and choose the Properties option
  • In the next box, change the tab to Screensavers
  • Within the screensaver tab, there is a drop-down menu .Here choose My Pictures Slideshow
  • Follow steps 7 to 9 of Method One


There are also tools to add audio files but that will slow down your computer and is not a good idea. Make your Personal Computer more personal - get your own screensaver!

 

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