Screen savers and PowerPoint presentations do not work well together. The appearance of an unexpected screen saver displaying kittens could disrupt the professional atmosphere of a carefully crafted PowerPoint presentation. Contrary to popular belief, screen savers do not "save" today's monitors from damage. Computer owners used screen savers years ago to protect the screens of monochromatic monitors. Microsoft points out that PowerPoint turns off screen savers before running a slideshow. However, for added peace of mind, check your screen saver settings to confirm that PowerPoint disables the screen saver.
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Right-click the desktop and select "Personalize." If you use Windows XP, select "Properties" instead. A new window will open.
Click "Screen Saver." Remember the name that you see in the "Screen Saver" drop-down menu. This is your current screen saver. You may want to restore that later.
Click the drop-down menu and select "None." Click "OK" to save your change and close the window.
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