Ubuntu: Add a lockscreen screensaver with an image slideshow
Date: 2019-10-23 | ubuntu | screensaver | lockscreen | slideshow
I'm running Ubuntu and have a directory of images I want to display as a screensaver. How can I do this?
Here I'll show you how to set up an image slideshow on Ubuntu using
Xscreensaver. But before I do that, you'll need to install it. Vitux wrote a great guide on that (How to replace Gnome Screensaver with Xscreensaver on Ubuntu) so go ahead and install it and come back here.
Now that that's installed, let's get the slideshow running.
- Create a directory with all the photos you want the slideshow to go through
- Open the
screensaverapplication that came with the Xscreensaver install. This allows you to modify its settings.
- In the
Display Modestab, select the
Only One Screen Savermode from the dropdown, then select the
GLSlideshowoption from the scroll menu. This is the screensaver mode that will slideshow through the images
- In the
Advancedtab, find the
Image Manipulationsection and select
Choose Random Imagethen click
Browseand navigate to the folder you put your images in
You can change other settings on the
Advanced tab and if you go back to
Display Modes, you can change the settings specifically for your slideshow by clicking
GLSlideshow is selected.
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