headroom - Man Page

a twitchy head.


headroom [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-spin [XYZ]] [-no-wander] [-no-mask] [-wireframe] [-fps]


"Back in my day, we used to say 'No future'. Well. This is it." -- Blank Reg


-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: 20000 (0.02 seconds).

-speed number

Animation speed.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

-spin 0

Don't rotate.

-spin [XYZ]

Around which axes should the object spin?

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

-mask | -no-mask

Mask Headroom.

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

-fps | -no-fps

Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.



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)


Jamie Zawinski.


6.02-4.fc36 (04-Nov-2021) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual