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#1 2022-03-03 11:07:55

jha2022
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Registered: 2022-03-03
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Creating your own Xfce screensaver

I Googled quite a bit but couldn't find a good resource with info on how to create your own screensaver under XFCE. I'm not looking for an easy answer, any informative answer will be appreciated. Thank you!

Further info: My screen regularly suffers temporary burn-in and I'd like to create my own screensaver to help counter this. After a while things tend to correct themselves on their own, but if a screensaver could help re-calibrate the monitor so to speak, it would be helpful.

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#2 2022-03-03 12:13:17

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: Creating your own Xfce screensaver

Hello and welcome.

xfce4-screensaver is capable of running xscreensaver modules, so if you install those they will also be available (increases the number of available screensavers).

If you are looking at witing your own, you can have a look through the code of an existing saver and model it after that. Since xfce4-screensaver is a fork of gnome-screensaver, this page/question (about creating your own gnome-screensaver theme) leads to (a copy of) this document on creating new xscreensaver modules.

Some other potentially useful links:
- http://www.diag.uniroma1.it//~liberato/screensaver/
- https://alvinalexander.com/python/pytho … ver-linux/
- https://dbeef.lol/2018/12/26/writing-x1 … -c-opengl/

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#3 2022-03-03 14:17:38

jha2022
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Registered: 2022-03-03
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Re: Creating your own Xfce screensaver

Thank you, very informative!

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