Screen Saver Password

Have you ever wanted to add a password to your screen saver, but weren’t sure how to do it? Well, you’re in luck today. The process is simple and in minutes, you will have a password protected screen saver.

Go to Start, Control Panel and find the Display icon. Windows XP users need to make sure they are in the classic view of the Control Panel to find the Display icon. All other users should find it right away. Now, click on the Screen Saver tab and choose the screen saver you want displayed on your computer. You can also choose how much time you would like to have before the saver turns on.

If you use Windows 95, 98, ME, NT or 2000, you can check the “Password protected” box and then pick a password to use. You can type in a different password by clicking on the Change button.

If you’re using XP, Windows is automatically going to use the same password you have selected for your login screen. So, if you don’t already have a password for your login screen, you’ll need to create one in order to have one for your screen saver. Follow this tip to do that first. Once you have that done, go back to the Display icon and the Screen Saver tab and make sure the box that says “On resume, display Welcome screen.”

So, every time you want to come out of your screen saver, you will need to put that password in to continue on with your work.

~ Erin