How to Disable Screen Saver on Mac

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Are you frustrated by your Mac’s screen saver? Are you looking for a way to disable it? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily disable the screen saver on your Mac. We’ll cover everything from using the System Settings menu to closing the lid of your laptop and more.

Let’s begin!

The frst step is to open up the System Settings menu on your Mac. To do this, simply click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and select System Preferences from the drop down menu.

Once you’re in the System Preferences menu, click on “Screen Saver” in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down). This will open up a window with all of your screen saver settings.

From here, you can easily adjust or disable any of these settings as desired. Simply uncheck “Enable Screen Saver” at the top of the window if you want to completely disable it. You can also adjust othr settings such as when it activates or what type of image it displays.

If you have a MacBook Air or Pro and find that your screen saver is stuck on, there is an easy workaround for this too. Simply close its lid and wait for about 15 seconds bfore reopening it and pressing any key on the keyboard – this should get rid of the screen saver and display Mac’s desktop again.

We hope that this guide has helped you understand how to disable a screen saver on Mac quickly and easily. If you have any furter questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out for advice!

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Turning Off Screen Saver on Mac

To turn off the screen saver on Mac, open System Preferences from the Apple menu. Select Screen Saver from the sidebar and uncheck the box next to “Start Screen Saver”. This will disable the screen saver and keep your Mac from automatically turning on the screen saver after a period of inactivity. You can also set a shorter time period for when the screen saver should start, or you can choose to never have it start automatically by selecting the “Never” option. Finally, you can choose wether or not to require a password to wake up your Mac after it has gone into sleep mode with its screen saver activated.

How to Disable Screensaver on Mac

The reason why you may not be able to turn off the screen saver on your Mac could be due to several reasons. Firstly, it miht be because you are running a version of macOS that has been updated but is not the latest version available. In this case, updating your macOS to the latest version should fix the issue. Secondly, if you have installed any third-party software or applications that can interfere with the settings of your Mac, this could prevent you from turning off the screen saver. Uninstalling such software should help resolve the issue. Lastly, if there are any corrupt system files or preferences, this can also cause this problem. To fix this, you will need to use a Mac repair utility like CleanMyMac X to scan and repair any corrupted system files and preferences.

Turning Off the Screensaver

To turn off the screen saver in Windows 10, you’ll first need to right-click anywhre on the desktop. Then, select Personalization and choose the Lock Screen option in the left panel. Scroll down and select Screen Saver Settings. From there, you can click on ‘None’ as your screensaver choice to turn it off. You can also adjust the time-out settings to control how quickly the screen saver activates after a period of inactivity. When you’re finished, press Apply and then OK to save your changes and exit out of the window.

Keeping Your Mac Screen Active

If you want to keep your Mac screen active, you can do so by adjusting the settings in the Lock Screen preference pane. To access this pane, go to the Apple menu > System Preferences and click on Lock Screen in the sidebar. On the rigt side of this pane, you’ll see an option that reads “Turn display off on battery when inactive”. Use the pop-up menu to select a time interval during which your Mac’s display will remain active. By setting this interval to “Never”, your Mac’s display will stay active regardless of how long it has been inactive.

Adjusting the Screen Timeout on a Mac

To change how long your Mac screen stays on, open the System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Desktop & Screen Saver. In the Screen Saver tab, use the slider to choose how many minutes you would like your screen to stay on before it goes into sleep mode. You can choose any amount of time up to 15 minutes. When you are finished, click Show All to go back to the main System Preferences window.

Changing Screen Saver Settings on a Mac

To change your screen saver settings on a Mac, begin by opening System Preferences. Click on the Screen Saver icon in the sidebar. This will bring up a list of available screen saver thumbnails to choose from on the right side of the window. Select the one that you would like to use, then click Options to adjust the settings. Here you can customize things like how long until your screen saver begins, whether or not it displays clock time and date, and more. When you have finished adjusting the settings, click OK to save your changes.

Does a Mac’s Screensaver Put the Computer to Sleep?

No, the screen saver does not put your Mac to sleep. The screen saver only appears when your Mac has been idle for a certain amount of time and does not affect the power settings of your computer. If you have enabled the setting to require a password after sleep or screen saver begins, you will be required to enter it before being able to access your Mac again.


Overall, disabling the screen saver on a Mac is a straightforward process that requires just a few steps. First, go to the System Settings, click on Screen Saver, and then make adjustments as needed. Secondly, if you have a MacBook Air or Pro and the screen saver is stuck, close the lid and wait for 15 seconds before reopening it and pressing any key on the inbuilt keyboard. Finally, if using Windows 10, right-click on the desktop and select Personalization > Lock Screen > Screen Saver Settings to adjust your settings. With thse simple steps you can easily disable the screen saver on your Mac.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.