The personalized screen saver on Chrome OS has been a long-expected attribute with hoaxes about its initiation going on for a few months. Fortunately, the feature has launched on the Beta version and now you can test Ambient Mode without downloading buggy Dev. Meantime, Personalized screensaver on Chromebook has been better with Google Photos amalgamation which is pretty cool. And ChromeStory says that Ambient Mode has been renamed to Screen Saver mode found in the Canary channel. Though, in this blog, we are going to tell you how to enable Screen Saver on Chromebook. So without any hold-up, let’s get started.
First, go to the Themes located in settings in Google Chrome.
Step 1: Click the hamburger button which Customize and Control Google Chrome logo located at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Choose the Settings in the drop-down.
Step 3: The Settings tab will pop in the browser with the next tab. Choose Appearance located on the left.
Step 4: Choose Themes mentioned on the right. This action will take you to the Chrome web store.
The Chrome Web Store’s Themes section will open in a new tab. There you can search the store’s available themes divided into many categories. The first image that will appear is mostly the image that will be set as your New Tab background, so you could use that as a preimage for which one to choose.
Once you have selected a theme, make sure to look over its preview images and reviews. The support column will also provide you with information about bugs users have faced using the theme. Seeing the Related option will show you more themes made by a particular designer.
Remember, mostly the themes expand their colours and patterns along with the browser tabs and windows, so have a sight at the overall appearance before downloading.
If you found something which you like, click add to chrome. As Chrome applies the particular theme, that button will turn white, reading Added to Chrome. You’ll also notice a blue button to undo for removing that theme.
The new theme will itself transform the browser’s look. The tabs may change colour, and when you browse a new tab, you will notice the theme’s main image.
If you like the theme and sometimes you might like the image, but not what it does to your tabs or the other colours it adds throughout the browser. If that is the case, click on the Undo button, or move back to the Appearances section in the Settings menu and change to the default theme. You can choose and disable as many themes as you want as you look for the right one!
Screensavers doest have any important purposes apart of cool appearance and hiding your main screen. If you own a Chromebook, then, you could apply a screen saver with private photos & information. You can make any Chrome operating system device look like a Smart Display.
The Chromebook screen saver appears like a Smart Display backdrop. It displays the weather, music playing, and time. The primary images could be taken out from your Google Photos folder or an art gallery. While it does look similar to a Smart Display, it doesn’t consist of any Google Assistant features.
Note: To utilize the screensaver characteristics, your device has to have Chrome operating system 88 or latest.
That’s all. Automatically the screen saver starts whenever the device is idle, this takes nearly six minutes on battery and around eight minutes when charging on.
So this is how you will enable Personalized screen saver on Chromebook with a feature flag. I would suggest if you are on a stable version then be free to switch to the Beta channel. Beta channel mostly does not contain any bugs in comparison with Dev channel. You are going to have new characteristics like a Screen Saver without the loss of stability. We hope you have been helpful with this guide.