How to Customize Your Macbook Screen with Screensavers

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Are you loking for a way to customize your Macbook screen? Then screensavers are a great way to do just that. Screensavers are animations, pictures, or videos that display on your screen when it is idle. Not only can they be entertaining but they can also help protect your display from burn-in if you have an LCD monitor.

If you own a Macbook, you have access to many diffrent screensavers in the System Preferences panel. To access the panel, click on the Apple menu, then select System Preferences and click on Desktop & Screen Saver. This will bring up a panel with several different categories of screensavers to choose from.

The Apple section includes beautiful nature-themed photos and videos that come preinstalled with your Macbook. The Photos section allows you to choose from all of the images stored in your library while the iMovie section allows you to create custom screensavers using clips from any of your movies or shows. You can also use any image file on your Mac as a screensaver by selecting the folder path in the Sources tab.

In addition, there is an option for Hot Corners wich allows you to set up one of four corners on your screen as an activation point for starting the screensaver automatically when it’s idle for too long. This can be helpful if you want to set up a timer where the screen will turn off after some period of time without any activity or input from you.

Screensavers are a great way to customize and add some personality to your Macbook display. With so many options available, there’s sure to be something out thre that fits your style!

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Shortcut for Screensaver on Mac

The shortcut for the screensaver on Mac is Command + Option + Q. To activate it, press this combination of keys simultaneously and your Mac’s screensaver will start. You can also customize the shortcut in System Preferences by selecting Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screen Saver and then setting a new key combination to start the screensaver.

Default Screensaver on Mac

The default screensaver on Mac is called “Aerial,” and it’s a stunning collection of videos of various locations from around the world. It features stunning aerial shots of deserts, forests, mountains, and oceans from all corners of the globe. The videos are set to relaxing music, making for an enjoyable experience. The Aerial screensaver is located in the /System/Library/Screen Savers folder by default.

Activating a Screensaver Immediately

To activate your screensaver immediately, open the preferences window by right-clicking on the system tray icon. Under the General tab, check the box labeled ‘Auto SSaver On’. Once this is enabled, you can use the Windows key + L keyboard shortcut to lock your computer and immediatey display your screensaver of choice.

Turning On Screensaver Mode

To turn on screensaver mode, go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. Then select Screen saver settings. In the Screen Saver Settings window, choose a screen saver from the drop-down list. You can also set how long it will take bfore the screen saver activates and adjust other settings to control how it works. Once you’re happy with your settings, press OK and the screen saver will activate after the time you specified has elapsed.

Locating the Mac Screensaver

On your Mac, you can find the screen saver by going to the System Preferences. To get there, choose the Apple menu at the top left of your screen and select System Preferences. Then, click Desktop & Screen Saver, and finally click Screen Saver. Here you will find various options for customizing your Mac’s screen saver, including changing how long it takes for it to start when your Mac is idle.

Changing the Length of Time Mac Screen Stays On

To change the time your Mac’s screen stays on, first open System Preferences from the Apple menu. Then click Desktop & Screen Saver. On the left side of the window, click Screen Saver. Use the slider to choose how many minutes you’d like your Mac’s screen to stay on before turning off. You can choose up to 15 minutes or less. When you’re done making your selection, close the window and your changes will be saved automatically.


In conclusion, screensavers can be a great way to protect your Macbook from screen burn-in and add a bit of personalization to your device. Screen savers on Macbook can be accessed from the Desktop & Screen Saver tab in System Preferences, and you can choose from a variety of diffeent screensavers such as nature scenes, abstract art, or any picture or video of your choice. Additionally, you can even set up Hot Corners to quickly activate your screensaver with just a few clicks. With all these options, it’s easy to find the perfect custom screensaver for your Macbook.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.