Lake Superior Screensaver

Enjoy this FREE screensaver from Minnesota Sea Grant. It features 10 Lake Superior and Duluth images taken by local nature photographer Chris J. Benson.

"The more time I spend out on our waters, the more I appreciate how fortunate we are to have them. I am happy to support Minnesota Sea Grant and its dedication to informing and educating the public on important issues surrounding Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland waters."
- Chris J. Benson


To view more outdoor photographs Chris has taken while out fishing and exploring Minnesota, please visit www.chrisjbenson.com.

To install the screensaver, choose your computer operating system and browser below and follow the instructions.

Windows VersionDownload Windows Version | Mac VersionDownload Mac Version


Instructions for Windows Users

Instructions for Windows Users

Internet Explorer Users

Click here to download the Windows Version

When the file download box opens, click Run [Screenshot]

The file will begin downloading [Screenshot]

An internet security warning window may open, if so, click Run [Screenshot]

Click Install, when the Install Screen Saver: Minnesota Sea Grant window opens [Screenshot]

A confirmation window will open, The installation of the screen saver was successful. Would you like to open the screen saver control panel?, click Yes [Screenshot]

The Display Properties window will open with the screen saver tab selected [Screenshot]

Your new screen saver is now installed. You may now configure or preview your screen saver, when complete, click OK


Firefox Users

Click here to download the Windows Version

A file download box will open, click Save File [Screenshot]

When the Downloads box appears, click Open [Screenshot]

You may get a warning message regarding executable files, if so, click OK [Screenshot]

Click Install when the Install Screen Saver: Minnesota Sea Grant window opens [Screenshot]

A confirmation window will open, The installation of the screen saver was successful. Would you like to open the screen saver control panel?, click Yes [Screenshot]

The Display Properties window will open with the screen saver tab selected [Screenshot]

Your new screen saver is now installed. You may now configure or preview your screen saver, when complete, click OK


Instructions for Mac Users

Instructions for Mac Users

Safari Users

You will need StuffIt Expander to extract the file once it's downloaded. If you do not have StuffIt Expander, please click here to download the free software

Click here to download the Mac Version

A message will display, mac_saver1_mnsg.sit may contain an application. Are you sure you want to download mac_saver1_mnsg.sit?, click Download [Screenshot]

The file mac_saver1_mnsg.sit will then download to your desktop. [Screenshot]

Double-click on the mac_saver1_mnsg.sit file on your desktop to extract the installation file.

The installation file will be extracted to your desktop. [Screenshot]

Double-click the mac_saver1_mnsg file on your desktop to begin installation.

Your new screensaver will now be automatically installed. [Screenshot]

When installation is complete, you will get a message, The Screen Saver was successfully installed. The Screen Saver control panel will open after you press OK. [Screenshot]

Click OK

Your Desktop & Screen Saver window will open allowing you to configure and view your new screen saver. [Screenshot]


Firefox Users

Click here to download the Mac Version

When the download window opens, slect the Open With option and make sure StuffIt Expander is selected as the application, then click OK [Screenshot]
NOTE: If you do not have StuffIt Expander, please click here to download the free software.

The download will begin and automatically extract the file mac_saver1_mnsg to your desktop. [Screenshot]

Double-click the mac_saver1_mnsg file on your desktop to begin installation.

Your new screen saver will now be automatically installed. [Screenshot]

When installation is complete, you will get a message, The Screen Saver was successfully installed. The Screen Saver control panel will open after you press OK. [Screenshot]

Click OK

Your Desktop & Screen Saver window will open allowing you to configure and view your new screen saver. [Screenshot]


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