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shrinking hexagons.


hexadrop [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed number] [--size number] [--sides number] [--uniform-speed] [--no-uniform-speed] [--lockstep] [--no-lockstep] [--fps]


Draws a grid of hexagons or other shapes and drops them out.


--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.).

--speed number

Speed. 0.5 for half as fast; 2.0 for twice as fast.

--size number

How many tiles to fit horizontally on the screen.  Default 15.

--sides number

Shape of the tiles. 3, 4, 6 or 8. Default: random.

--uniform-speed | --no-uniform-speed

Whether each tile should drop at the same speed. Default: random.

--lockstep | --no-lockstep

Whether each tile should drop at the same time. Default: random.

--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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


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