Run slideshow in Windows 10

Hello,

In Windows 10, is there a way to show a full-screen slideshow and not see your desktop icons and open windows, etc?

This was doable (on-demand) in past versions of Windows by setting the screensaver to display a slideshow then clicking to run the screensaver. However, it appears that Windows 10 does not have a screensaver. Is that correct?

I did find a background setting for playing a slideshow but the images are just that, in the background, so the taskbar and desktop icons and any open windows are still visible.

PowerPoint shows slideshows (of slides that have inserted images) but I'm looking for a way to simply point to a folder and then launch a slideshow displaying the images in that folder (either in order or shuffled).

By the way, I also noticed that the background slideshow gives you a minimum of only 1 minute to change images. It would be nice to have a change option measured in seconds and also a way to go back or forward through the slides.

I'm sure there are a lot of apps out there which will do this but my question is really to find out if Windows 10 has the ability.

Thanks
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
You should be able to use the build in slide show.
- Open the folder with the pics
- select a photo
- in the ribbon choose manage and then click on slide show
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
you can also use IrfanView - a pretty good all-purpose image editor as well
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
it appears that Windows 10 does not have a screensaver. Is that correct?
Press Windows+I to open the Settings app, and then click “Personalization.”
On the “Personalization” page, switch to the “Lock screen” tab.
And then click the “Screen saver settings” link.
you’ll come to the “Screen Saver Settings” dialog box.
The Photos screensaver lets you display your favorite photos as a screen saver.


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You can also get to your screen saver settings directly by typing ‘Screen Saver’ in the taskbar search box in the lower left corner of your system. Click on ‘Change Screen Saver’ and it will take you the Screen Saver settings right away where you can adjust the settings according to your own preferences.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
By the way, I also noticed that the background slideshow gives you a minimum of only 1 minute to change images. It would be nice to have a change option measured in seconds and also a way to go back or forward through the slides.
i find that the background slideshow uses too much cpu, so i use a static background image
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WeThotUWasAToadAuthor Commented:
Comment by: Ramin
On the “Personalization” page, switch to the “Lock screen” tab.
And then click the “Screen saver settings” link.
Thanks Ramin. I was just not looking in the right place and for some odd reason, my taskbar search returns nothing when I enter "screen saver".

Comment by: Jeremy Weisinger
You should be able to use the build in slide show.
Thanks Jeremy, it always amazes me that something can repeatedly be right in front of my nose but I never notice it. It's nice to know that Windows Explorer includes a slide show function.

Comment by: Paul Sauvé
you can also use IrfanView
Thanks Paul, I've seen that app mentioned before so I guess it's time I give it a test drive.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You're welcome and I was happy to help.
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
Glad to help. :)
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