Enable screen saver

Enables desktop screen savers. If you disable this setting screen savers do not run. Also this setting disables the Screen Saver section of the Screen Saver dialog in the Personalization or Display Control Panel. As a result users cannot change the screen saver options. If you do not configure it this setting has no effect on the system. If you enable it a screen saver runs provided the following two conditions hold: First a valid screen saver on the client is specified through the “Screen Saver executable name” setting or through Control Panel on the client computer. Second the screen saver timeout is set to a nonzero value through the setting or Control Panel. Also see the “Prevent changing Screen Saver” setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Control Panel -> Desktop # ScreenSaveActive

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Personalization


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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