Fancy A Slick Screensaver As Your Wallpaper?

If you found a 3D screensaver that you like, won’t it be nice if you can set it as your wallpaper?

screensaver on desktop1

screensaver on desktop2

The screenshots above show my desktop where I set the xscreensaver EndGame as my desktop.


  1. Gnome desktop
  2. xscreensaver

Here is how you can do it:

In your terminal:

gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false

This will stop the Nautilus from drawing your desktop.

/usr/lib/xscreensaver/endgame -root

Your screen will now show the endgame screensaver. To resume back to your original desktop:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop -t bool true && nautilus

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

One comment

  1. Looks cool, but you might want to point out that the user’s desktop icons will no longer be drawn. I did notice that there were no icons visible in the screen shots, but that could have been because you deleted them all.

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