Create Your Unique Personalized Wall Paper Screen Saver From Wallpapers (for PC)

Step1-2You can use this procedure to make a screen saver from any folder of photos (and all of its subfolders), but I am suggesting you use it for a set of your favourite wallpapers. Not only do they fit better, but I also often find it too hard to just pick one wallpaper among any set of them to use as a background. I want to have several, but, of course, you can only have one wallpaper at a time. A screen saver of wallpapers, then, is the next best thing.

It’s all very easy. Just download a whole bunch of wallpapers of your monitor size, like some from my Transformers wallpapers collection, and put them in a folder. You can add more as you find more, and remove any as you please, keeping the contents of your screen saver as fresh as you like.

Then do the following (or something similar for various Windows operating systems):

  1. Click on Start at the bottom left corner.
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  2. Click on Control Panel in the pop-up window. (black areas are not black on your computer)
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    Step 3
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  3. In the Control Panel window, choose Display.
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    Step 4-6
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  4. In the Display Properties window, click on the Screen Saver tab.
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  5. Choose My Pictures Slideshow among the choices of screen savers in the middle of the window.
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  6. Click on Settings to identify your folder of wall papers.
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  7. Step 5-6
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  8. Click on the Browse button and navigate to choose your folder with your wallpapers in it. The screen saver chosen will use all pictures in that folder as well as subfolders so don’t keep any other folders of pictures in there you don’t want to use as part of your slide show.
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  9. I would recommend you choose the picture size to be 100%.
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  10. Transition effects are nice and it would be nice to scroll through the pictures if you ever need to show someone one of them.
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  11. Click OK once you are happy with your choices.
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  12. Back in the Display Properties window, click Preview to have a look. Don’t move your mouse or touch any keyboard strokes until you want to exit from the preview.
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  13. Adjust any other features you like before clicking OK to exit.

4 thoughts on “Create Your Unique Personalized Wall Paper Screen Saver From Wallpapers (for PC)

  1. In the settings tab, it doesn’t show all the folder on my desktop, I get a message saying that my pictures folder is blank (individual photos copied across), and wehn I cerate a sp[ecial folder, it does not show the folder as an option to choose from – sorry, but doesn’t work. Do the pictures have tp be a certain format / file?

    • Thanks for your question. I think your situation is one where you are not the administrator of the computer you’re using, or rather maybe you weren’t signed in as such! They built the two settings (username and administrator) so every machine could be used by more than one person, with the owner having more control. However, if only one person uses it, and s/he thought to log in as him/herself, s/he will have access to limited folders, can’t copy to some, or may end up looking in the wrong version of the folder cause there’d be two for every one (one for Admin, one for username). If you’re not logged in as the Admin, you may copy to YOUR pictures folder, and then try to set up the screen saver from the Admin Settings folder, from where a screen saver would have to come because you’d think the Admin would want it to work for everybody, not just a particular user. Think of lab computers if everybody logged in had their own screensaver. They wouldn’t stand for it. Same idea. So maybe log out, and log in as the Admin person and try again. If you’re logged in as the Admin already, then I’m not sure what’s happening. That might be a specific case someone would need to look at to figure out what’s going on. I can only offer general answers. Good luck.

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