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Xfce Screensaver


Xfce Screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have simple, sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the desktop.

This project is a port of MATE Screensaver, itself a port of GNOME Screensaver.
It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop, utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend.


  • Integration with the Xfce desktop
  • Support for the xdg-screensaver standard
  • (optional) Integration with ConsoleKit and Systemd
  • DBUS interface for limited control and querying screensaver status
  • Idle time and inhibition state are based on the X11 Screensaver extension
  • No GNOME or MATE dependencies. Requirements are lightweight and shared with Xfce.


Building & Installation
Instructions for building and installing the screensaver.

DBUS Interface
Interacting with the screensaver via DBUS.

Frequently Asked Questions
Diagnose and resolve configuration issues.