Xfce Wiki

Sub domains
 

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
apps:screensaver:start [2018/11/23 07:25]
bluesabre
apps:screensaver:start [2019/08/05 02:07]
kevinbowen [Enable Lock Screen]
Line 1: Line 1:
 ~~NOTOC~~ ~~NOTOC~~
  
 +{{ :​apps:​screensaver:​preferences-desktop-screensaver.png?​nolink|}}
 ====== Xfce Screensaver ====== ====== Xfce Screensaver ======
-[[https://bugzilla.xfce.org/buglist.cgi?​component=General&​product=Xfce4-screensaver|Bugzilla]] / +  * **[[https://git.xfce.org/apps/xfce4-screensaver/|Source Code]]** 
-[[https://git.xfce.org/​apps/​xfce4-screensaver/​|GIT]]  +  * **[[https://archive.xfce.org/src/​apps/​xfce4-screensaver/​|Releases]]** 
-[[https://archive.xfce.org/src/​apps/​xfce4-screensaver/|Releases]]+  * **[[https://bugzilla.xfce.org/buglist.cgi?​component=General&​product=Xfce4-screensaver|Bugs]]** 
  
 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
Line 12: Line 14:
 It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop, utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend. It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop, utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend.
  
-===== Documentation =====+==== Features ==== 
 +  * 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. 
 + 
 +==== Documentation ==== 
 + 
 +  * **[[installation|Building & Installation]]** -- Instructions for building and installing the screensaver. 
 + 
 +  * **[[dbus|DBUS Interface]]** -- Interacting with the screensaver via DBUS. 
 + 
 +  * **[[faq|Frequently Asked Questions]]** -- Diagnose and resolve configuration issues. 
 + 
 +===== Usage ===== 
 +The application combines two functions: a **screensaver** that blanks the screen or fills it with images when the computer is idle; a **locker** that provides session security.  
 + 
 +<figure "​Screensaver preferences">​{{:​apps:​screensaver:​screensaver-prefs.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​ 
 + 
 +==== Enable Screensaver ====  
 +        * This is the master switch for the screensaver. Note that the screensaver will not actually run unless activation has been enabled at the bottom of the tab. 
 +==== Theme ==== 
 +        * The middle box consists of two parts: a list panel on the left and a small preview screen. 
 +        * The list panel displays available themes (also called “screensavers”). At the  bottom of the list panel there is a small configuration button that can be clicked to change available theme traits.  
 +        * A full-screen preview can be seen by clicking the Preview button at the bottom of the tab. 
 +        * Only a small number of themes are available by default. But Xfce Screensaver uses [[https://​www.jwz.org/​xscreensaver/​|Xscreensaver]]-compatible screensavers,​ and collections of such screensavers (xscreensaver-data,​ xscreensaver-gl,​ etc.) can usually be installed separately from the main Xscreensaver package.  
 +        * For troubleshooting information about themes, consult the FAQs. 
 + 
 +==== Activate screensaver ​==== 
 +        * Click the slider to activate the screensaver when the computer is idle.  
 +        * Use the counter below the slider to set the time interval after the last screen activity before the computer is considered “idle.” 
 + 
 +<figure "Lock Screen (Locker)">​{{:​apps:​screensaver:​screensaver-locker.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
-[[installation|Building & Installation]]\\ +==== Enable Lock Screen ==== 
-Instructions for building and installing ​the screensaver.+        * This is the master switch for the locker. This also integrates with Xfce4 [[:​xfce:​xfce4-power-manager:​|Power Manager]], which can be launched using the button at the bottom of the tab.  
 +        * Note that the locker will not automatically run unless at least one activation listed below has been enabled, although manual locking remains available. 
 +==== Lock Screen with Screensaver ==== 
 +        * User has the option to decide how long the screensaver ​should run before the screen is locked 
 +==== Lock Screen with System Sleep ==== 
 +        * Enable to allow Xfce4-screensaver to put the system to sleep (suspend). 
 +==== On Screen Keyboard ====
  
-[[dbus|DBUS Interface]]\\ +        * Enabling this triggers an on-screen keyboard for login. The keyboard’s visibility before the screen was locked is remembered; a small toggle on the right end of the login screen can be used to restore visibility if required. 
-Interacting with the screensaver ​via DBUS.+        * The command and any options to activate an installed on-screen keyboard may be entered in the command box. For example: **onboard -e** needs to be used to activate the onboard keyboard, if installed. 
 +==== Session Status Messages ==== 
 +        * When enabled, status messages will be shown despite the locked state. 
 +==== Logout ==== 
 +        * Enable to use Xfce4-screensaver ​to log out. 
 +        * Enter any required command, and use the counter below the slider to set the time interval before logout. 
 +==== User switching ==== 
 +        * Enable to allow Xfce4-screensaver to switch user
  
-[[faq|Frequently Asked Questions]]\\ 
-Diagnose and resolve configuration issues.