1. Lumious's Avatar
    In Windows 10 the screen saver option is buried within the lock screen settings under "screen saver settings". It still doesn't look like it has been updated since 8.1 or maybe even Windows 7. In this day and age with the quality of displays there is no real reason to use a screen saver anymore like there was in the 1990s.

    I wanted to post a poll but the option at the bottom is just a little text box and I'm not sure if i am missing something here or i just don't have that ability.

    So, do you still use a screen saver and why or why not?

    I don't. I just set my screen to turn off after a given amount of time and then to have it go to sleep. I really don't see any reason to use it and as for aesthetics it just looks dated and boring.
    Last edited by Lumious; 08-14-2016 at 11:37 PM. Reason: No poll option, fixed post.
    08-14-2016 10:05 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The last time I used a screensaver was when I used Windows 7 back in 2012. I just let me screen get dark after a while and then have the PC go to sleep.
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    08-14-2016 10:20 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    08-14-2016 10:37 PM
  4. mjperry51's Avatar
    The last time I used a screensaver was when I used Windows 7 back in 2012. I just let me screen get dark after a while and then have the PC go to sleep.
    +1
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    08-15-2016 06:42 AM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    Yup, I use the app "NASA Image of the Day" It's free on the store and it changes 5 - 7 days per week. Beautiful pics and educational at the same time. Been using it since WP 7 days.
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    08-15-2016 08:21 AM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Always did like this one though:

    toobs.jpg.gif
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    08-15-2016 04:53 PM
  7. Lumious's Avatar
    Always did like this one though:

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    Windows 98 memories
    08-15-2016 05:41 PM
  8. nontheistzero's Avatar
    I use BOINC, so if you're interested in donating some compute time you can pick a project and set that as your screensaver. I've mostly done Setiathome. Join the group! https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team...?teamid=146052
    08-15-2016 05:45 PM
  9. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I quit using one. Just let my screen turn off now at 10 minutes. If I haven't looked at something that long, then I'm away from the computer and a screensaver is pointless. As stated, with modern tech, burn in is not really an issue unless you are using a AMOLED screen somehow.
    Last edited by aybarrap1; 08-16-2016 at 03:23 PM.
    08-16-2016 10:30 AM
  10. BenIsCool's Avatar
    Hey that's my favorite too
    08-16-2016 10:48 AM
  11. dgerov21's Avatar
    Nope,
    I usually open a photo at full screen and that's it. Or lock my computer and the spotlight picture with the time and other things is there.
    08-26-2016 05:22 AM
  12. Lumious's Avatar
    yeah locking your computer with the spotlight image and you can the time date notifications and all that good stuff seems like a better choice anyways. Screen savers are so Two-Thousand-and-Late.
    08-26-2016 12:35 PM
  13. BenIsCool's Avatar
    Same here.
    08-27-2016 10:01 AM
  14. Stephen Lau's Avatar
    No more
    08-27-2016 10:04 AM
  15. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    I use spotlight, set the computer to lock after 5 minutes of inactivity, and have the computer hibernate after 20 minutes. I rarely use my desktop.
    08-27-2016 10:17 AM
  16. Shahim Mohammed's Avatar
    Always did like this one though:

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    I dont use the screensaver anymore, but if they make a newer version of that, I'm back on board.
    08-29-2016 03:30 AM
  17. Alex Sc's Avatar
    I'm an astronomer and use 'Solar System - Earth 3D' (http://www.screensavers-store.com/pl...eensaver.shtml)
    Last edited by Alex Sc; 12-17-2016 at 11:00 AM.
    12-17-2016 08:07 AM

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