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Slideshow screensaver for Gnome based on Pygame

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Slideshow Screensaver is a screensaver for Gnome which displays a new photo every 10 seconds from $HOME/Pictures. If you want to customize the photo directory, the time between photos or the screensaver delay you will need to edit the source code for now.

This is a very simple app which, for now, might not play nicely with xscreensaver, gnome-screensaver, etc.


  1. Install the system-wide dependencies:

    • python 2.7

    • python-gobject (for GObject 3+)

    • dbus-python

  2. Install the python package:

    sudo pip install slideshow-screensaver
  3. Configure the screensaver to run automatically:

    • Disable any other screensavers.

    • Make run at startup.



  • GUI Configuration.

  • Use Gnome-Session to start watch-idle

  • Use Gnome-Session to watch for idle

  • Don’t clash with gnome-screensaver

  • Distribution packages


  • Work with other (or no) desktop environments

  • Python 3

  • Cool Transitions

  • Ability to pause slideshow, open file in photo manager, …

  • Take over the world.

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