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boxfit(6)		      XScreenSaver manual		     boxfit(6)

       boxfit - fills space with a gradient of growing boxes or circles.

       boxfit	[-display   host:display.screen]  [-visual  visual]  [-window]
       [-root] [-delay usecs] [-count int] [-growby int] [-spacing int] [-bor‐
       der int] [-circles | -squares | -random] [-grab] [-peek] [-fps]

       Packs  the screen with growing boxes or circles, colored according to a
       horizontal or vertical gradient.	 The objects grow  until  they	touch,
       then  stop.   When the screen is full, they shrink away and the process

       -visual visual
	       Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the  name	 of  a
	       visual  class,  or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.	This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -delay microseconds
	       How much of a delay should be introduced between steps  of  the
	       animation.  Default 20000, or about 0.02 seconds.

       -count int
	       How  many  boxes	 or circles to animate simultaneously; default
	       50.  Smaller numbers yield larger boxes/circles.

       -growby int
	       How many	 pixels	 the  objects  should  grow  by,  each	frame.
	       Default 1.

       -spacing int
	       How  many  pixels  of space should be left between the objects.
	       Default 1.

       -border int
	       Thickness of the colored border around each object.  Default 1.

       -circles | -squares | -random
	       Draw circles, squares, or choose randomly (the default).

       -grab   Normally it colors the boxes with a horizontal or vertical gra‐
	       dient.	If  -grab  is specified, it will instead load a random
	       image, and color the boxes according  to	 the  colors  in  that
	       image.	As the picture fills in, some features of the underly‐
	       ing image may become recognisable.

	       When grabbing images, the image will be grabbed from  the  por‐
	       tion  of the screen underlying the window, or from the system's
	       video input, or from a random file on disk, as indicated by the
	       grabDesktopImages,   grabVideoFrames,   and  chooseRandomImages
	       options in the ~/.xscreensaver file;  see  xscreensaver-demo(1)
	       for more details.

       -peek   This  option  says  to  briefly	show  you the underlying image
	       before beginning.  The default is not to show the unadulterated
	       image at all.  (This only has an effect when -grab is used.)

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

	       to  get	the  name of a resource file that overrides the global
	       resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

       X(1), xscreensaver(1) xscreensaver-demo(1), xscreensaver-getimage(1)

       Copyright © 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use,	copy,  modify,
       distribute,  and	 sell this software and its documentation for any pur‐
       pose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the  above  copyright
       notice  appear  in  all	copies and that both that copyright notice and
       this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.   No	repre‐
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur‐
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

       Jamie Zawinski <>

X Version 11		      5.07 (10-Aug-2008)		     boxfit(6)

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