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Scope: XScreenSaver manual.

[ Alias ↣ ] Name (section) Brief
abstractile(6x) Draw abstract mosaic patterns of interlocking tiles.
anemone(6x) Wiggling tentacles.
anemotaxis(6x) Directional search on a plane.
antinspect(6x) Ant model inspection screenhack.
antmaze(6x) Ant maze walker.
antspotlight(6x) Ant spotlight screenhack.
apollonian(6x) Descartes Circle Theorem.
apple2(6x) Apple ][ display emulator.
atlantis(6x) Draw swimming sharks, whales, and dolphins.
attraction(6x) Interactions of opposing forces.
atunnel(6x) Hypnotic GL tunnel journey.
barcode(6x) Draws a random sequence of barcodes for the products you enjoy.
binaryring(6x) A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial creation.
blaster(6x) Simulation of space combat.
blinkbox(6x) Shows a ball inside a box.
blitspin(6x) Rotate a bitmap in an interesting way.
blocktube(6x) Draws a swirling, falling tunnel of reflective slabs.
boing(6x) Draws a bouncing ball like the ancient Amiga demo.
bouboule(6x) Draws spinning 3D blobs.
bouncingcow(6x) A happy cow on a trampoline in 3D. Moo.
boxed(6x) Draws a box full of 3D bouncing balls that explode.
boxfit(6x) Fills space with a gradient of growing boxes or circles.
braid(6x) Draws random color-cycling braids around a circle.
bsod(6x) Blue Screen of Death emulator.
bubble3d(6x) 3d rising bubbles.
bumps(6x) Move distorting spotlight around desktop.
cage(6x) Escher's impossible cage, for xscreensaver.
carousel(6x) Displays multiple images rotating in a circular formation.
ccurve(6x) Self-similar linear fractals.
celtic(6x) Draws celtic cross-stich patterns.
circuit(6x) Animates a number of 3D electronic components.
cityflow(6x) Waves of boxes.
cloudlife(6x) A cellular automaton based on Conway's Life.
companioncube(6x) A vital aparatus.
compass(6x) Draws a spinning compass.
coral(6x) Simulates coral growth, albeit somewhat slowly.
crackberg(6x) Lose your way wandering some height fields, and enjoy candy.
crystal(6x) Kaleidescope.
cube21(6x) Animates the Cube 21 puzzle.
cubenetic(6x) Cubist 3D undulating blob.
cubestack(6x) An endless stack of unfolding, translucent cubes.
cubestorm(6x) A series of 3D boxes that fill space.
cubetwist(6x) A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.
cubicgrid(6x) Rotating 3D lattice seen from inside.
cwaves(6x) Languid sinusoidal colors.
cynosure(6x) Gentle overlapping squares screen saver.
dangerball(6x) A 3D ball that periodically extrudes spikes. Ouch!.
decayscreen(6x) Make a screen meltdown.
deco(6x) Draw tacky 70s basement wall panelling.
deluxe(6x) Pulsing sequence of stars, circles, and lines.
demon(6x) Cellular automaton.
discoball(6x) A dusty, dented disco ball screen saver.
discrete(6x) Discrete map iterative function fractal systems.
distort(6x) Distort the content of the screen in interesting ways.
drift(6x) Draws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames.
dymaxionmap(6x) An animation of Buckminster Fuller's unwrapped icosahedral globe.
endgame(6x) Endgame chess screensaver.
energystream(6x) A flow of particles which form an energy stream.
engine(6x) Draws a 3D four-stroke engine.
epicycle(6x) Draws a point moving around a circle which moves around a cicle which...
eruption(6x) Eruption of pieces of hot volcanic rock.
euler2d(6x) Two dimensional incompressible inviscid fluid flow.
extrusion(6x) Various rotating extruded shapes.
fadeplot(6x) Draws a waving ribbon following a sinusoidal path.
fiberlamp(6x) Fiber Optic Lamp.
fireworkx(6x) Pyrotechnic explosions eye-candy.
flame(6x) Draw weird cosmic fractals.
flipflop(6x) Draws a grid of 3D squares that change positions.
flipscreen3d(6x) Rotates an image of the screen through 3 dimensions.
fliptext(6x) Draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around.
flow(6x) Strange attractors.
fluidballs(6x) The physics of bouncing balls.
flurry(6x) A colorful particle system.
flyingtoasters(6x) 3d space-age jet-powered flying toasters (and toast).
fontglide(6x) Characters float onto the screen to form words.
fuzzyflakes(6x) Falling snowflakes/flower shapes.
galaxy(6x) Draws spinning galaxies.
gears(6x) Draw interlocking gears, for xscreensaver.
geodesic(6x) Animates a mesh geodesic sphere.
geodesicgears(6x) Gears on the surface of a sphere.
gflux(6x) Rippling surface graphics hack.
glblur(6x) 3D radial blur texture fields.
glcells(6x) Growing cells graphics hack.
gleidescope(6x) A tiled OpenGL kaleidescope.
glhanoi(6x) OpenGL Towers of Hanoi.
glknots(6x) Generates some twisting 3d knot patterns.
glmatrix(6x) Simulates the title sequence effect of the movie.
glplanet(6x) Rotating 3d texture-mapped planet.
glschool(6x) A 3D schooling simulation.
glslideshow(6x) Slideshow of images using smooth zooming and fades.
glsnake(6x) OpenGL enhanced Rubik's Snake cyclewaster.
gltext(6x) Draws text spinning around in 3D.
goop(6x) Squishy transparent oil and bubble screenhack.
grav(6x) Draws a simple orbital simulation.
greynetic(6x) Draw random stippled/color rectangles.
halftone(6x) Simple halftone pattern of moving mass points.
halo(6x) Draw circular patterns.
helix(6x) Draw helical string-art patterns.
hexadrop(6x) Shrinking hexagons.
hexstrut(6x) A grid of hexagons composed of rotating Y-shaped struts.
hilbert(6x) 3D Hilbert fractal.
hopalong(6x) Draw real plane fractals.
hydrostat(6x) Wiggly squid or jellyfish with many tentacles.
hypertorus(6x) Draws a hypertorus that rotates in 4d.
hypnowheel(6x) Draws overlapping, translucent spiral patterns.
ifs(6x) Draws spinning, colliding iterated-function-system images.
imsmap(6x) Generate fractal maps.
interaggregate(6x) Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.
interference(6x) Decaying sinusoidal waves.
intermomentary(6x) Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.
jigglypuff(6x) Save your screen by tormenting your eyes.
jigsaw(6x) Permute an image like a jigsaw puzzle.
juggler3d(6x) Juggling man screen saver.
julia(6x) Draws spinning, animating julia-set fractals.
kaleidescope(6x) Rotating line segments.
kaleidocycle(6x) Draws twistable rings of tetrahedra.
klein(6x) Draws a 4d Klein bottle.
kumppa(6x) Spiraling, spinning, splashes of color rush toward the screen.
lament(6x) Animates the Lament Configuration.
lavalite(6x) 3D OpenGL simulation of a Lavalite.
lcdscrub(6x) Attempt to repair burn-in on LCD screens.
ljlatest(6x) Prints the most recent public posts on
lockward(6x) Rotating spinning color-cycling things.
loop(6x) Cellular automaton.
maze(6x) An automated X11 demo repeatedly creating and solving a random maze.
memscroller(6x) Scrolls a dump of its own RAM across the screen.
menger(6x) 3D menger gasket fractal.
metaballs(6x) Draws 2D metaballs.
mirrorblob(6x) Draws a wobbly blob that distorts the image behind it.
moebius(6x) Escher's Moebuis Strip II, with ants.
moebiusgears(6x) Draw a moebius strip of interlocking gears.
moire(6x) Draw circular interference patterns.
moire2(6x) Circular interference patterns.
molecule(6x) Draws 3D molecular structures.
morph3d(6x) 3d morphing objects.
mountain(6x) Random 3D plots that look vaguely mountainous.
munch(6x) Munching squares.
nerverot(6x) Induces edginess in the viewer.
noof(6x) Draw rotatey patterns.
noseguy(6x) A little guy with a big nose wanders around being witty.
pacman(6x) Simulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level.
pedal(6x) Pretty geometric picture program.
penetrate(6x) Simulates a classic arcade shooting game.
penrose(6x) Draws quasiperiodic tilings.
petri(6x) Simulates mold growing in a petri dish.
phosphor(6x) Simulates an old terminal with long-sustain phosphor.
photopile(6x) Displays multiple images in a periodically shuffled pile.
piecewise(6x) Lots of moving circles intersecting in interesting ways.
pinion(6x) Draws a scrolling sequence of interconnected gears.
pipes(6x) Fill the screen with a plumbing system.
polyhedra(6x) Draws the 80 uniform polyhedra and their duals.
polyominoes(6x) Fill a rectangle with irregularly-shaped blocks.
polytopes(6x) Draws one of the six regular 4d polytopes rotating in 4d.
pong(6x) Pong Home Video Game Emulator.
projectiveplane(6x) Draws a 4d embedding of the real projective plane.
providence(6x) Eye in glory screenhack.
pulsar(6x) Intersecting planes, alpha blending, fog, and textures.
pyro(6x) Simulate fireworks.
qix(6x) Bounce colored lines around a window.
quasicrystal(6x) Aperiodic plane tilings.
queens(6x) N queens screensaver.
raverhoop(6x) Simulates an LED hula hoop in a dark room.
rd-bomb(6x) Reaction/diffusion textures.
ripples(6x) Interference patterns.
rocks(6x) Animation of flying through an asteroid field.
romanboy(6x) Draws a 3d immersion of the real projective plane that smoothly deforms between the Roman surface.
rorschach(6x) Simulate ink-blot patterns.
rotzoomer(6x) Animated rotations and scalings of portions of the screen.
rubik(6x) Screen saver that solves Rubik's Cube.
rubikblocks(6x) Animates the Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle.
sballs(6x) Draws balls spinning like crazy in GL.
shadebobs(6x) Oscillating vapor trails.
sierpinski(6x) Draws Sierpinski triangle fractals.
sierpinski3d(6x) 3D Sierpinski triangle fractal.
skytentacles(6x) 3D tentacles from the sky!.
slidescreen(6x) Permute the screen image like an 8-puzzle.
slip(6x) Sucks your screen into a jet engine.
sonar(6x) Display a sonar scope.
speedmine(6x) Simulates speeding down a rocky mineshaft, or a funky dancing worm.
spheremonics(6x) 3d spherical harmonic shapes.
splitflap(6x) A simulation of a split-flap electromechanical display.
splodesic(6x) K A geodesic sphere experiences a series of eruptions.
spotlight(6x) Move spotlight around desktop.
sproingies(6x) Q-Bert meets Marble Madness!.
squiral(6x) Square spirals screensaver.
stairs(6x) Escher's infinite staircase.
starfish(6x) Radially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo.
starwars(6x) Draws a perspective text crawl, like at the beginning of the movie.
stonerview(6x) 3D undulating ribbons of squares.
strange(6x) Draws strange attractors.
substrate(6x) Grow crystal-like lines on a computational substrate.
superquadrics(6x) Morphing 3d shapes.
surfaces(6x) Draws some interesting 3d parametric surfaces.
swirl(6x) Draws swirly color-cycling patterns.
tangram(6x) Watch the computer solve tangram puzzles.
tessellimage(6x) Converts an image to triangles using Delaunay tessellation.
thornbird(6x) Bird in a Thornbush fractal.
timetunnel(6x) Plasma tunnels fade in and out.
topblock(6x) A 3D world of falling blocks that build up and up.
triangle(6x) Random mountains using iterative subdivision of triangles.
tronbit(6x) Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes.
truchet(6x) Draws curved or angular Truchet patterns.
twang(6x) Pluck pieces of the screen.
unicrud(6x) Bounces a random Unicode character on the screen.
unknownpleasures(6x) An animation of the signal from the pulsar PSR B1919+21.
vermiculate(6x) To move in a worm-like manner.
vidwhacker(6x) Grab images and apply random filters to them.
voronoi(6x) Draws a randomly-colored Voronoi tessellation.
wander(6x) Colorful random-walk.
webcollage(6x) Decorate the screen with random images from the web.
whirlwindwarp(6x) Crazy moving stars.
winduprobot(6x) Screen saver.
wormhole(6x) Animation of flying through a wormhole.
xanalogtv(6x) Simulate reception on an old analog TV set.
xflame(6x) Draws animated flames.
xjack(6x) All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
xlyap(6x) Display an array of Lyapunov exponents graphically.
xmatrix(6x) Simulates the computer displays from the movie.
xrayswarm(6x) Swarms with color trails.
xscreensaver(1) Extensible screen saver and screen locking framework.
xscreensaver-command(1) Control a running xscreensaver process.
xscreensaver-demo(1) Interactively control the background xscreensaver daemon.
xscreensaver-getimage(1) Put some randomly-selected image on the root window.
xscreensaver-getimage-file(1) Put a randomly-selected image on the root window.
xscreensaver-getimage-video(1) Put a video frame on the root window.
xscreensaver-gl-helper(1) Figure out which X visual to use for GL programs.
xscreensaver-text(1) Prints some text to stdout, for use by screen savers.
xspirograph(6x) Simulates the rotation of a disk inside a circular rim.
zoom(6x) Wander around magnified desktop.
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