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flurry(6x) XScreenSaver manual flurry(6x)


flurry - a colorful particle system


flurry [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--preset <arg>] [--fps]


This is a port of the OSX screensaver flurry.


Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
--window-id number
Draw on the specified window.
Select a preset (classic, fire, water, psychedelic, rgb, binary, random, insane)

(Insane will never be selected at random, because it requires lots of CPU/GPU power)

Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.


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.
The window ID to use with --root.


X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Copyright © 2002 by Calum Robinson. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose 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 representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


OSX screen saver by Calum Robinson <>
XScreenSaver port by Tobias Sargeant <>


If you really like it, send me a postcard (after all, you're getting this for free!). Please check this address by downloading the latest version of Flurry just before you send me a postcard - I may have moved.

Calum Robinson

133 Sydenham Avenue


Northern Ireland


6.08 (10-Oct-2023) X Version 11