Real Sunset Screensaver

Real Sunset Screensaver

A free animated screensaver with an image of the sun setting over a lake

Real Sunset Screensaver shows an animated scene of a beautiful sunset over a lake. The water of the lake moves gently while the screensaver is running. The screensaver plays no music of its own, but you can modify that through the settings - you can add any MP3 file on your hard drive to the screensaver's playlist.

Other settings let you enable DirectX for faster animation and configure the level of quality, or change the animation’s duration and size. You will also have the possibility of adding an analog clock to the picture, and decide where on the picture you want it to appear. There is an option to let you set a static picture taken from the screensaver as your wallpaper, too. There is also a slideshow-related section of settings (evidently, a remainder of other screensavers); however, you are only able to display the image of the sunset, so this section is pretty useless.

Still, Real Sunset Screensaver is a nice animated screensaver with optional music, despite somewhat crippled and that that it forces you to install its own list bar and modify your start page.

Daniel Ángel Romero
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Review summary


  • It is free
  • It shows a nice landscape


  • During installation, you are forced to include the ScreenSaversListBar for Internet Explorer and Firefox, and set the ScreenSaversList homepage as your start page. Otherwise, the screensaver is not installed
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