12 Awesome Free Screensavers for Windows
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“Screensavers?” you might be asking. That’s right, we’re bringing screensavers 5 Awesome High Tech Screensavers [Windows] 5 Awesome High Tech Screensavers [Windows] Read More back!

It’s a shame to say, as computers have been beefing up their ability to project insanely high quality video games Windows 10 Is for Gamers: 6 Features You Will Love Windows 10 Is for Gamers: 6 Features You Will Love You will want to use Windows 10 for gaming! Whether it's streaming your Xbox One games to your PC, using the Xbox app, or enjoying high performance gaming with DirectX 12, Windows 10 enhances your... Read More and movies, we’ve left behind the ambiance and wow factor of high quality screensavers. But no longer; with these easy to install and easy to enjoy screensavers, you’ll put the “awe” back in desktop.

A Brief History of Screensavers

Screensavers were originally created to prevent images from burning onto your CRT monitor Should You Turn Your Screensaver Off? History & Modern Use of a Bug Fix Should You Turn Your Screensaver Off? History & Modern Use of a Bug Fix Once an important feature to help prevent screen burn, screensavers are mostly used now to look pretty. How did they come to be and are they still worth using today? Read More — thus the name “screensaver” — which would render the screen forever marked. This was due to the cathode ray construction of the monitor; project an image onto your screen for an extended period of time and the cathode ray tubing would literally burn it onto the screen.


But the era of the CRT monitor passed, and LCD displays met critical receptions due to their clearer images and better construction. Now, desktop screensavers are largely used to create a visual experience of your idle monitor. Let us share some of the most beautiful ones with you.

Technical Details to Be Aware Of

Note that you will have to unzip How to Extract Files From ZIP, RAR, 7z and Other Common Archives How to Extract Files From ZIP, RAR, 7z and Other Common Archives Were you ever faced with a .rar file and wondered how to open it? Fortunately, managing ZIP files and other compressed archives is simple with the right tools. Here is what you need to know. Read More most of the downloads in order to use the installation file. Also remember that screensavers have Settings…, which you can use to change and add on to your screensaver.


To find the settings, press the Windows key, type screensaver, select Change screen saver from the results, and click the Settings… button. The aim is not to create your own screen saver How to Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers How to Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers Wallpapers are an excellent way to personalize your computer and making your own isn't as difficult as you might expect. Here's a simple step-by-step guide. Read More using pictures, videos, or even webpages; the aim to provide readily available, aesthetically pleasing Windows screensaver resources for your visual pleasure. If you’re lost (read as: Mac user), we’ve got you covered Screensavers Aren't Dead: 5 Beautiful Examples for Your Mac Screensavers Aren't Dead: 5 Beautiful Examples for Your Mac Screensavers aren't really necessary anymore, but operating systems keep offering them – and people keep making new ones. Read More .

If you happen to receive a SCR file rather than EXE, right-click on the file and select install.  Otherwise, double-clicking a SRC file will only Test the screensaver without installing.


Install will install the screensaver the same an EXE would, directly onto your screensaver choices.

12 Stunning Screensavers

1. IMAX Hubble 3D

Inspired by the film Hubble 3D, this screensaver will present high quality pictures shot directly from the Hubble telescope. All of the photos presented in the screensaver are high quality images taken directly from the Hubble telescope.


Download: IMAX Hubble 3D Screensaver

2. Fliqlo

We’ve covered space; let’s cover time. This old-style clock will add both beauty and functionality to your idle screen.


You can change the size of the clock display and activate 24-hour display in the settings panel as well.


Download: Fliqlo

3. Briblo

Another beauty from the original creator of Fliqlo, Briblo stacks Lego-like bricks on your screen.


The screensaver even comes with controls, so you can stack the bricks any way you’d like. The added controls turn this screensaver into a fun, albeit frustrating, shape stacking game.


Download: Briblo

4. League of Legends

League of Legends recently released an official BETA application, which creates beautiful screensavers from official League of Legends images and animations. If you’re a fan, don’t sleep on this beautiful screensaver.


Head to the Settings page of this screensaver to choose from several visuals and animations from the official League of Legends library.

Feel free to mix and match animations and still pictures of your favorite characters, or only include environment illustrations for a truly cinematic idle screen.


Download: League of Legends Screensaver

5. Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep is, to put it simply, a high quality visual trip. If you’re looking to lose yourself in your display, this is perfect.


The best thing about Electric Sheep is its voting process; you can like or dislike various visuals called “sheep” using the direction keys on your keyboard. In addition, you can register on their website to access even more, higher quality visuals. These “sheep” can be created by developers and users alike, making Electric Sheep a great outlet for entertaining, user-submitted content.

You can also allocate resources on your computer to add as many or as few sheep as you’d like; head to Electric Sheep’s settings and open the Flock tab to download local or gold (official and higher quality) sheep.


Download: Electric Sheep

6. HAL 9000 Console Basic

If you thought you couldn’t make HAL 9000 you’re own personal screensaver, I’ve got news. This simple screensaver commits subtle, random changes to its various screens, creating a minimal aesthetic feel for your idle monitor.


Download: HAL 9000 Console Basic

7. Apple TV Aerial Views

The beautiful Aerial Apple TV screensaver has successfully been ported to Windows. If you still don’t think screensavers are worth the trouble, just take a look.


This screensaver is deceptively simple, as the Aerial settings allow you to showcase different screensavers based on the time of day and project different screensavers over multiple displays. This means you’ll receive cinematic aerial shots of some of the world’s greatest landmarks, directly onto your screen, adjusted automatically by the time of day.


Download: Apple TV Aerial Views for Windows

8. Really Slick

If you’re into slick, abstract visuals, Really Slick is for you. You’re given a fantastic package of visuals, complete with audio, to create a fantastic visual experience out of an idle screen.


Every screensaver downloaded also comes with a wide list of options, such as rotation speed, color and visual effects to perfect your already-slick screensaver. Since the screensavers are open-source as well, you can modify the project’s source code to dabble in making your own custom screensavers as well!

Download: Really Slick

9. UberNES

You didn’t want to play classic NES Emulating & Playing Classic NES Games On Your Computer With Nestopia Emulating & Playing Classic NES Games On Your Computer With Nestopia Oh, the NES. As an '89 baby, there wasn't a larger part of my childhood than this gaming console. Before school, after school, and on weekends you would find me attached to this thing. With... Read More (Nintendo Entertainment System) games in your screensaver until now. The 8-bit gaming juggernaut, home for such notable Nintendo characters as Mario, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, and more, is completely playable from the comfort of your idle screen using UberNES.


The “Movies”, which are the self-playing games that appear on your screen, are downloadable through the program. You can also add your own custom NES 5 Best Retro Games That You Can Emulate On Android 5 Best Retro Games That You Can Emulate On Android Emulation allows you to play retro games on your PC, but have you tried it on your phone? Here are five fantastic titles to try on your Android device. Read More ROMs, if you happen to have any on your computer. Once your games have been added, check out your Settings panel to familiarize yourself with the program’s controller layout.


You can also change certain options like sound options, game controllers and screen-size to make this program a legitimate, classic gaming console.

Download: UberNES

10. Pong Clock

The look is classic and the score is a clock. Pong Clock’s beauty can only be described as “sublime”, and its potential is limitless. You will not be able to play the pong game yourself, but there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying watching The 5 Best Places to Watch Competitive Gaming Online The 5 Best Places to Watch Competitive Gaming Online Competitive gaming seems to be hitting its stride. Finding out where to watch professionals compete can still be a problem, however. For all their effort, a lot of the sites dedicated to pro gaming are... Read More these two computers go at it.


Download: Pong Clock

11. The Colour Clock

The Colour Clock converts time into hexadecimal color. For those unfamiliar with hexadecimal color, it’s like a numerically-based rainbow of color used in programming and web coding. Head to the main website and click Menu to download.


For the designer at heart, you can display the time, the color, or both to have a continually updating hex color lexicon on your idle screen.


Download: The Colour Clock

12. Starfield Simulation

As simple as it sounds — a starfield simulation to ease your thoughts as you zoom through space.


You can adjust how quick you shoot and how many stars there are to see as well, taking your space travel from stroll to light-speed.

Download: Starfield Simulation

Save Your Screen From Boredom

You could turn off your monitor, or you can make your idle screen an active, visually appealing experience. After all, when it comes to adjusting the look and feel of your desktop How to Change the Look and Feel of Your Windows 10 Desktop How to Change the Look and Feel of Your Windows 10 Desktop You just upgraded to Windows 10 and you're wondering how you can customize and personalize it. We help you turn your desktop into a virtual Windows experience, one step at a time. Read More , some of us are never done. Enjoy idleness with these Windows screensavers!

Like our wallpaper selections? Wish we’d included another? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Jeff
    November 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Not one is cool at all, dumb who post these can they even see at all?

  2. Rav
    March 17, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Thanks for this! I was looking for a modern, simple time screensaver for Win10.

  3. Bob
    January 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    these are really boring

  4. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    My go-to since Windows NT 3.5 has been 3dpipes.scr. The screen saver from earlier Windows editions does still work on contemporary versions. It's one of the things I add when I work on someone's PC.

    • Merlin
      June 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      When you 'work' on someone's PC... :D