Winaero Screensavers Tweaker

Screensavers shipped with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista by default have lots of settings. All of them are inaccessible because the configuration dialogs are missing for unknown reasons. Winaero Screensavers Tweaker is a new implementation of my old software (which I made early in 2009). It allows you to change all the hidden settings of Windows Screensavers easily.

New version of Winaero Screensavers Tweaker has nothing common with first release, it has really nice UI, stable code, x64 support and useful Live Preview feature.

Latest version is, it contains small bugfix for the 'Bubbles' screensaver.
The following tweaks are available:Bubbles screensaver

  • Change radius
  • Change bubbles count
  • Change turbulence force, octaves & speed
  • Shadows, transparent background and transparent bubbles

Ribbons screensaver

  • Number of ribbons
  • Camera focus view
  • Ribbon’s width
  • Blur


  • number of lines
  • Camera focus lines
  • Line’s width

Aurora (was removed since Windows 7):

  • Amplitude
  • Number of layers
  • Speed
  • Brightness

In case you need Aurora Screesaver in Windows 7 and above, visit the following page: Aurora Screensaver for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Here is example how Bubbles screensaver can look after tweaks:

Winaero Screensavers Tweaker in action

Winaero Screensavers Tweaker is free, portable app that does not require to be installed. It is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of appropriate OS. Windows Vista users might need to install .NET Framework 3.5.

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  1. sicran
    07 Oct 11


  2. Windows 8 Lover
    12 Jun 13

    Works with Windows 8?

  3. Sergey
    12 Jun 13

    No idea. Actually, it should work, I see no reason do not work.
    But i have to check it for sure.

  4. WinAero is SO helpfull!
    30 Jun 13

    Thank you so much!! I don't believe something like this hasn't been made yet. Just what I need :D

  5. Question
    15 Jul 13

    Somewhere I read that this also works to help make bubbles screensaver work on windows xp. while it does it for the most part. I've already learned about tweaking the registry files, and have done so with the same results. So I discovered this program and yet I still have the same problem.
    It still will not show the bubbles over the regular background image. The screen always uses the black screen. And yes, I have made sure that the right selection is made for this feature. But the bubbles never show up over the background image on the desktop.

  6. Sergey
    15 Jul 13

    I notice the same Bubbles screensaver behavior at one of my PCs
    Probably it is Windows 8 bug/feature, 'cause i had no such issue in Windows 7 which was installed previously at that PC.
    No idea how to fix it.

  7. Question
    15 Jul 13

    It can't be a Windows 8 bug/feature, because I've downloaded the bubbles screensaver for Vista for XP, and same problem. I've also transferred a copy from a computer running Windows 7 to one running XP and same problem.

  8. Sergey
    15 Jul 13

    Maybe it depends on graphic card or/and drivers.

  9. Question
    17 Jul 13

    Probably not the issue. Considering that I can change any other feature, whether modifying registry or using this program. I wish someone would try and find out what is the cause.

  10. Fleeting Moments
    02 Feb 14

    Just tried this after finding it via google on technorms. Unfortunately they advertised it as being ok for 8.1. I installed it, and the preview looked fine both in the tweaker software and on the pc preview, but when the screen saver actually runs, there's been no changes. Is this because I'm using 8.1? Thanks!

  11. Sergey
    02 Feb 14

    can you share which screensaver you are trying to tweak?

  12. Fleeting Moments
    02 Feb 14

    Hi Sergey! Thank you for your response. The bubbles one. I was trying have the background something other than just a blank screen. Have a great day.

  13. leonard
    12 Sep 14

    Im love this but I need work in 32 bits please Help me

  14. Sergey
    12 Sep 14


    It is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of appropriate OS. Windows Vista users might need to install .NET Framework 3.5.

  15. River
    29 Dec 14

    Thanks this one is useful too..

    but i was expecting it'll be transparent.. i want the bubbles screensaver to be my screensaver without the solid background and keeps my current window shown while the bubbles pops out.. anyone knows how to do that?

  16. Ireek
    25 Jan 15

    Hello Sergey!
    Thank you so much for your awesome work! Since yesterday, I browse your website and still find so many cool things! Thank you!

    @River - you should see the video - uncheck "Don't use Desktop as Background" - did the trick for me

  17. Ron
    07 Aug 15

    Does it work with Windows 10 if I uncheck "Don't use Desktop as Background"

  18. Ron
    10 Aug 15

    Sergey, is there an update for Windows 10? The bubbles screensaver shows a solid dark background. I want to see my desktop like in Windows 7. There was a fix where you can adjust the settings in the registry by creating Dword entries in Bubbles to adjust the size, speed etc. - they still work in Windows 10 except for the ShowBubbles parameter where setting it as 1 instead of 0 still does not show the desktop.

  19. Sergey
    11 Aug 15

    Microsoft removed this ability.
    I cannot help to return it.

  20. Dave Johnson
    20 Aug 15

    If you create a bat file with this -- @start /wait Bubbles.scr /s & rundll32 user32.dll -- in it, then create a shorcut setting it to run minimized you can start the screensaver with your desktop as the background. It will not happen automaitcally, you must do it yourself.

  21. Murkle Q.
    26 Feb 16

    Is This Completely Safe? I just want to make sure.

  22. Murkle Q.
    27 Feb 16

    Yes this Program is completely virus, and adware FREE !
    I checked it myself.
    This Program Is Safe.
    Thank you very much this app is very useful !

  23. Mark
    22 Mar 16

    Works great with Windows 10 no problems, great piece of software!

    26 May 16

    Nice program. Only problem is the "Do not use Desktop as background" link does not allow the desktop to be displayed when screensaver starts.

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