How do I set up a screensaver on my Mac?

  1. To lock your screen instantly, hold down control, shift, and the power button. To resume, press any key.
     
  2. To set up a screen saver, go to System Preferences and click Desktop & Screen Saver.
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  3. Click Screen Saver.
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  4. Choose a screen saver on the left. Choose how long to wait before the screen saver activates. A good interval is any number higher than 10 minutes. Click the grid icon.
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  5. Click Security & Privacy.
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  6. Click the lock.
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  7. Input your computer's username and password and click Unlock.
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  8. Check the box next to Require a password: and then choose immediately in the dropdown list. Click the lock again to save your changes.
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Article ID: 15395
Created
Thu 7/28/16 9:44 AM
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