Screensavers are that pictures that appear on your screen when your computer has been left unattended for a while. Exactly how long this is depends on you – the settings in your Control Panel can be altered to your taste. You can also change your screen saver in Control Panel when you get bored.
But what happens when you’ve used all the free screensavers that came with Windows and you want a complete change. Maybe you want something to brighten up your PC for Christmas or you just want to be able to dream of faraway places. Then it’s time to search for free screensavers online. The search itself is pretty easy. Just use your favorite search engine.
Narrowing down the choice that appears isn’t as easy. Some screensavers claim to be free but will nag you when they start and when they stop. It’s OK to visit a new site once in a while but do you really want to have this forced on you when you get back to your computer and wave your mouse to get rid of the screensaver that appeared? Probably not. So before you go to the trouble of downloading a free screensaver, check the description to see whether it really is free or whether there’s any kind of restriction.
Then it’s simply a matter of deciding what you want to appear on your screen when you aren’t using your computer but haven’t actually switched the screen off. If it’s near Christmas, maybe some Christmas scenes or even Santa Claus would be good to watch. When spring is in the air, a spring selection of pictures can help you visualize it, especially if you’re stuck in an office. You could get romantic and look for a Valentines screensaver.
A screen saver appears on the display screen, if the screen is idle with no keystrokes or mouse movements for a specified duration. The original concept of the screensaver was created for the purpose of preventing the display screen from etching an image into the screen. With the modernization and updating of the computers and computer technology, the problem of etching of an image, also known as ghosting no longer exists. But the concept and popularity of the screensavers are still the same. Screensavers are used as a data protection utility, as a password-protected screensaver prevents helps you in preventing your data and information from any unauthorized user.
Downloading a screensaver on your computer screen is as easy as a child’s play. All you need to do is to choose your favorite theme from the countless screensavers available on the Internet, and click download. A few easy-to-follow steps will soon download your screensaver on your desktop without any hassle. You can set the time duration after which a screensaver should appear, in case the screen is ideal for the specified time. After downloading the screensaver, you can also make it password protected. This facility authenticates the user and restores the screen, only after the correct password is entered.