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shows a ball inside a box.


blinkbox [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--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.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified 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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jeremy English.  Motion blur by John Boero.


6.09-1.fc41 (11-Jun-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual