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blinkbox — 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.


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