How to Get Personalized Screensaver on Chromebook?





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.

Enable Personalized Screen Saver on Chromebook 

  • Firstly, you have to go towards the Beta channel of Chromebook. To do this, go to Settings and move to About Chrome OS then Additional Details then Change the Channel from Beta. Now, go back towards the “About Chrome OS” section and see for updates.
  • Once you did boot into the Beta build, move to chrome://flags and turn on ambient mode or you can copy-paste the link chrome://flags/#enable-ambient-mode and turn it on right away.
  • Now, turn on your Chromebook again and go to Chrome Settings. This time, go to the “Personalization” option and open “Ambient Mode”.
  • Here, turn on the toggle and select “Photo Gallery” or “Google Photos” accordingly. The Photo Gallery has curated images of your camera captured pictures.
  • You could also select Google Photos. It has all your photos, favourites, and highlights from recent pictures. The amalgamation is in-depth and works pretty good.
  • Now, whenever you lock Chromebook, you can notice your personalized screen saver on Chromebook in action. You can press Windows + L to lock the Chromebook. The impressive part is that it also displays weather information and time like Ambient mode of google assistant on Android.

How to change your Google background in Chrome?

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.

Pick your theme

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.

Add it to Chrome

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!

Another Way to Enable a Personalized Screensaver on Chromebook

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.

  • Firstly, choose the clock available on the Shelf to open the Quick Settings column. Select the gear icon to go to the Settings menu.
  • In the Settings, Choose “Personalization” in the left bar.
  • Click “Screen Saver” under the “Personalization” section.
  • Swipe turn on the “On” switch.
  • Now you will have a few customization options to work on. Below the “Background” column, you could choose between “Art Gallery” or “Google Photos.”
  • Each one is gonna give you some different folders to select from. If you select “Google Photos,” you could select from your images.
  • After you’ve made changes to your background, go to the “Weather” and select “Celsius” or “Fahrenheit”.

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.

Now Simply Enjoy Personalized Screen Saver on Chromebook

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.

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