Fix Screensaver Settings Gray Out in Windows 11/10

If you try to set up a screen saver on your computer, but Screen saver settings are grayed out In Windows 11/10, this article will show you how to fix this problem. When this happens, you may not be able to set up the screen saver, preview the screen saver, and make other screen saver-related changes.

If you have multiple user accounts and someone has disabled a particular setting in the Group Policy Editor, you may not be able to use the Screen Saver Settings window. Therefore, you will need to undo the change for the options to work again.

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Screen saver settings grayed out in Windows 11/10

To fix screen saver settings grayed out issue in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Enable search screensaver setting
  3. Enable it or set it to Not configured

These steps are shown below.

Open Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. To do this, you can press Win + R, type gpedit.msc, and press enter button. You can also search for “Group Policy Editor” in the search box on the taskbar and then click on the relevant search result.

After opening the Local Group Policy Editor, you need to navigate to this path:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

After clicking on the Personalization folder, you will find activate screen saver Settings on your right. You need to double-click on this parameter to make changes.

By default, it should be set not configured, Since the option is already grayed out in the Screen Saver Settings window, you can find it set to Handicap,

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Screen saver settings grayed out in Windows 10

you have to choose either not configured Where Was granted the right Click on More in the list To apply And Ok button.

If above mentioned change doesn’t work, you should check password protect screen saver setting too. In this case, make sure not configured Got cheated. If not, select this option and save the change.

I hope this helps you.

related readingHow To Prevent Users From Changing Screen Saver In Windows.


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