Screen Saver Tab

By sillygirl
Apr 12, 2004
  1. We have a new laptop in the office (Sony Viao) and this is the deal:

    when I click on Control Panel, Display, there is no tab
    for screen saver. The other tabs are there: Themes,
    Desktop, Appearance, Settings
    But No Screen Saver Tab.
    Am running Windows XP on a brand new laptop. How can I
    change the screensaver?

    We have other Viao and none of them seem to have this particular issue.......

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks ya'll
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I am not sure why this would happen, but you can limit access to certain items using XP's built-in policy tool.

    Check this setting:

    Click Start / Run
    Type in: gpedit.msc Press [enter]

    Browse to User Configuration / Control Panel / Display / Hide Screen Saver Tab

    This allows you to hide the screen saver tab. Perhaps your computer administrator did this for a reason, or perhaps it is just a glitch.
  3. sillygirl

    sillygirl TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks - I'll let you know if this doesn't work out for me.
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