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How to activate the automatic screen saver in Windows 10

Hello! Undoubtedly the time we spend in front of a computer has grown lately. In fact, in these times of pandemic, more and more users depend on a computer for daily tasks. Whether in the studio or at work, they have become almost indispensable. However, every time people take a break they often leave their computer on. As a result, the consumption of active continuous electrical energy. Fortunately, Windows 10 has settings to avoid excessive energy consumption. And in this post, we will see different methods to do it. Come with me to see how to activate the automatic screen saver in Windows 10.

How to manage the lock screen from Personalization

This configuration is very useful for laptop users but also applies to Desktop. Since the battery consumption will be lowed, it extends the life of the equipment or saves on electricity consumption. Well, the first thing we’re going to do is right-click on a blank space on the desktop. Next, click on Personalise

Enter Personalize
Enter Personalize

Then click on Lock screen

Click on Lock screen
Click on Lock screen

Now click on Screen timeout settings.

Select timeout settings
Select timeout settings

On the next screen, there are two options to customize. In the first place, you set the screen uptime. Also, if you use a laptop, this value depends on whether the computer is connected to the power or not. Well, set the time when the screen will be turned off if it is not tampered with. The other option is to put the equipment to sleep. That is, after some time without using it, then it will go into sleep mode until you decide to resume it.

Edit the values of the screen lock and system suspension.
Edit the values of the screen lock and system suspension.

Now to turn on the screen or wake up the system, just use any key.

Configuring the Windows lock screen through the settings.

Another way to set the screen lock and system suspension is by using Windows Settings. Once there, click on System.

click on system
Click on system

On the next screen, please click on Power & Sleep. Consequently, the options for setting the screen lock and the system suspension will be displayed. Please edit them at your convenience.

Configure power options with the Control Panel.

The control panel is a very useful tool when setting up Windows. Well, from here it is also possible to manage the power options. With this intention, please type control panel in the search bar.

Launch Control Panel
Launch Control Panel

Now, within the Hardware and Sound section, please click on Power Options.

Enter the energy options
Enter the power options

Now, click on Choose when to turn off the display.

Once again, edit the values according to your use.

Sets the values for turning off the screen and putting the computer to sleep
Sets the values for turning off the screen and putting the computer to sleep

How to lock the screen using keyboard shortcuts

The last method that I propose to you, allows you to block the screen without previous configurations. That is to say, with only pressing a shortcut key, the computer will lock up completely. This is very useful if you have to leave your station quickly and want to lock the system. To do this, just press the combination Win + L and that’s it!. Well, this way we have seen several methods to activate the automatic screen saver in Windows 10. We hope you can better manage your energy options. And consequently, extend the life of your equipment and save on electricity charges. Before I say goodbye, I invite you to see our post about Vagrant in Windows 10. Bye!

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