Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
A screen saver or screensaver is a software program that becomes activated after the computer has been inactive for a specified amount of time. Screensavers were originally designed to help prevent images or text from being burned into older monitors.
Tip: In Windows press the Windows key + L to lock the computer if you’re stepping away from the computer. Locking the computer allow the screensaver to run, but prevents someone from accessing your computer in-between the time you step away and it takes to start the screen saver.
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