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Adding a Screen Saver

Even though screen savers are no longer needed to prevent damage to your monitor from burn-in, they're still fun to use. If you select a screen saver, Windows runs a pattern across your screen anytime your computer is inactive for the specified length of time. To return to the screen and continue working, you simply press a key or move the mouse.

Burn-in In older monitors, extremely light screens (such as those you see in Windows) had what is called a burn-in effect. When a Windows screen was left on the computer for a long period of time, the Windows image burned into the monitor. Then when the monitor was turned off or used in DOS, a ghost of the Windows screen remained. Screen savers were originally used to keep the burn-in effect from ruining monitors. Newer monitors have built-in protection against burn-in.



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