Screensavers That Will Bring Your Computer to Life

Although screensavers might have lost their luster since the early 2000s, they are still a great way to personalize your computer and have some fun at the same time. Gone are the days when the only screensaver was text bouncing around the four corners of your desktop tube monitor that weighed twenty pounds. Nowadays, you can download any screensaver that appeals to you and apply it to your computer before you can say “Windows XP”. If you’d like some ideas, check out the following screensavers and try them out!

The Classic

If you’re a family-oriented person or you have adorable pets, why not opt for the well-loved photo collage screensaver? Most computers have a built-in function to select a whole folder to be displayed as a screensaver when your hard disk is taking a break. You could also use this photo slideshow to display images of places you’d like to visit or vacation as motivation to work hard each day.

The Fishtank

There are numerous fish tank screensavers out there, but wouldn’t it be more fun if you could customize the critters on your screen? Peruse through the application’s settings and build your own personal aquarium! Whenever your computer isn’t in use, you’ll see lovely fish in a nice tank. Just don’t let them distract you from your work during the day!  Here’s a paid screensaver with customizable settings that’s sure to amaze.


There’s a screensaver out there dedicated to simply displaying a new Wikipedia page on your computer every 30 seconds. This one is for the nerds and scholarly-types who are always itching to learn something new. With over fifty-one million articles on Wikipedia, there will always be something new to see, and with it something new to learn; simply sit back and read away.

IMAX Hubble 3D

What could be cooler than outer space on your desktop? With photos directly from the Hubble space telescope, you can be teleported to new worlds from the comfort of your desk chair. The adventure might be exhilarating, but don’t forget to touch back down to get your work done before the end of the day.  If you don’t want to download a third-party application for this screensaver, you can use the first photo option and download Hubble’s official backgrounds here.

Electric Sheep

This screensaver is really nothing like what it seems it would be. This elaborate work of mathematics creates moving, evolving fractals on your computer screen. Mesmerizing fractal artwork will inspire you and entertain you in your down-time; check out this fun screensaver to bring some beauty and excitement to your personal computer.


Screensavers are a fun way to express yourself – the most important thing is to find one that you like; you will be staring at it a lot throughout the day! Do some research and see what’s out there; just because fewer people personalize their screensavers, that doesn’t mean you can’t be one of the cool kids.

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