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Top Windows 7 Screensavers – Make Your Display Come Alive

Both paid and free Windows 7 screensavers are available aplenty on the internet. This article checks out three top Windows 7 screensavers. It also explains the need for screensavers on electronic displays.

Windows 7 Screensavers – Do we Need Screensaver?

Before reviewing the top 3 Windows 7 screensavers, let us understand why we need them. As evident from its name, a screensaver helps in saving the screen of your display.

A CRT monitor images produces a light beam that screen of horizontal scans from the top left to top right down to the last row – a point after another. You have multiple grid on your computer screen. See in the lower left corner of the screen, if x = 0, y = 0 and have an XY graph with so many networks such as the resolution of your screen. Each of these networks contains three points (red, green and blue). To create an image, must the beam to illuminate several grid across the screen. To create a colored image, it meets the right point to the correct network – with a particular strength. The ray hits the points, lights of pixels and gives some heat. She illuminated pixels for longer stays and dies quickly. To any image steadily, scans the beam and constantly meet the points. If you can maintain the image, for several minutes the points burn to a lasting impression of the image on the screen. LCD pixels can burn if you thumbnail for several minutes to keep constant.

To avoid burning of the dots, the image on the screen of your monitor needs to change continuously. This makes the ray in the CRT monitor, for example, to hit separate dots at different times. Screensavers help in achieving the purpose. They activate after a given time-period to avoid burning of pixels and thereby, to avoid burning of the screen.

Screensavers are also an attraction and many users like to have special, amazing screensavers on their machines. This is why you can see thousands of websites offering paid and free Windows 7 screensavers.

Having understood the basics of screensavers, let us look at the top 3 Windows 7 screensavers.

Top 3 Windows 7 Screensavers

The rating of following top 3 Windows 7 screensavers may not exactly match your choice. I selected them based on the number of downloads from CNET portal.

3D Fish School Screensaver is a trialware, meaning you can try it before deciding whether to buy it. The price of this screensaver is USD19.95. The screensaver turns your computer monitor into a bubbling aquarium (see fig 1 below). You have up to hundred 3D fish in different, dazzling colors. You can choose from a variety of fish. The animated background gives you a feeling as if you are looking at a real aquarium. One of the top Windows 7 screensavers, the 3D Fish School screensaver allows you to customize the backgrounds and fish with a range of choices. The screensaver also offers you the facility of displaying calendar and time in a digital format.

The trial version gives you only two backgrounds and limited customization options. Still, the trial version is worth treasuring.

Fire Screensaver 2.00.120 is a free Windows 7 screensaver. As soon as it activates, your desktop is on fire: whatever applications are open, everything looks as they caught fire (fig 2). It allows you to customize flames and sounds.

The Fire screensaver for Windows 7 also offers support for multi-monitors and for TV extensions. Normally, pressing the PrintScreen key would stop any screen-saver. In this case, you can take a snap of the screen using the key. The multi-monitor and TV extension support makes it one of the “real” top Windows 7 screensaver.

Solar System – Earth 3D screensaver 1.4 comes at $17.95. You can also download it to try before you actually purchase it. The excellent graphics present a real picture of space where you can see planet Earth based on the time of day (fig 3). Adding to the glamor, the backdrop contains stars or sunrays depending upon time and weather.

NOTE: There are several screensavers available on the Internet. Make sure that you are not downloading malware by running a scan as soon as you download any of the top Windows 7 screensaver.

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