blinkbox - Man Page

shows a ball inside a box.


blinkbox [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-wireframe] [-boxsize number] [-dissolve] [-fade] [-no-blur] [-fps]


Shows a ball contained inside of a bounding box. Colored blocks blink in when the ball hits the edges.


-visual visual

Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

-delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds.).

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.


Sets the size of the colored boxes. Should be between 1 and 8. Default: 2

-dissolve | -no-dissolve

Boxes shrink instead of just vanishing.

-fade | -no-fade

Boxes fade to transparency instead of just vanishing.

-blur | -no-blur

Enable or disable motion blur on the ball.  Default: blurry.


Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.



to get the default host and display number.


to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jeremy English.  Motion blur by John Boero.


6.04-1.fc37.1 (23-Jul-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual