How to Edit Screen Saver in Windows 7

March 6, 2010 | Filed under Software, Windows 7


A screensaver is a type of computer program initially designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma computer monitors by blanking the screen or filling it with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use. However contemporary screensavers are now used primarily for entertainment or security. Entertainment because it has animated 3D text and security so that when you resume, it will ask for password. Screen saver has been around since Windows 95. Back in the days, Windows 95 screen saver option can be easily bypassed by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and killing the screensaver task.

Now the latest Windows 7 too comes with screen savers and they are more nicely animated compared to screensavers that you get in Windows 95. Although the new screensaver in Windows 7 is nice, overtime it can get a little boring because seeing it a lot can get a little too used to it. Windows doesn’t provide a way to edit or customize the default screensavers.

SevenScreensaverEditor is a simple application that allows you to easily edit the screen saver found on Windows 7. Specifically it can customize Bubbles, Mystify and Ribbons screensaver. If you are unsure of the settings on the program, just click on the Quick Guide button and a wizard will appear with proper questions to understand each settings.

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