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mate-screensaver - Man Page

The MATE Desktop Screensaver and Locker


mate-screensaver [Options]


MATE Screensaver is the default screen saver and locker for the MATE Desktop. It is designed with simplicity and security in mind. mate-screensaver integrates well with the MATE desktop, and it supports User Switching and the ability to lock down configuration settings.



X display to use.


Don't start as a daemon


Enable debugging messages for mate-screensaver


Output version information and exit.

-h, ā€‰--help

Print standard command line options.


Print all command line options.

This program also accepts the standard GTK options.


Should you encounter any bugs, they may be reported at



mate-screensaver is maintained by

Perberos <perberos@gmail.com>
Steve Zesch <stevezesch2@gmail.com>
Stefano Karapetsas <stefano@karapetsas.com>

This Man Page has been updated for the MATE Desktop Environment by

Adam Erdman <hekel@archlinux.info> (2014)


gnome-screensaver was written by William Jon McCann <mccann@jhu.edu>

This manual page was originally written by Sven Arvidsson <sa@whiz.se> (2007)

See Also

Further information may also be available at: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/docs

mate-screensaver-command(1), mate-screensaver-preferences(1), gtk-options(7)

Referenced By

mate-screensaver-command(1), mate-screensaver-preferences(1).

13 February 2014 MATE Desktop Environment