The classic screensaver was primarily developed to prevent images or text from being burned into old tube monitors. Today it is very different, the screensavers are mainly used to personalize computers , or to protect them with a password after a certain period of idleness!
It is also the case that screensavers do not save energy, but rather that they use many more energy than the computer uses in normal operation.
To stop a screen saver, just move the mouse or click a mouse button. Likewise, pressing a key on the keyboard will disable the screensaver. Some complex screensavers can be exited just by pressing the [Esc] key!
FAQ 310: Updated on: 10 September 2022 06:06Windows