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

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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