On my Ubuntu PCs I use the Pictures Folder screensaver. It’s a nice screensaver that cycles through all your pictures. At work I run dual monitors and the screensaver displays different pictures.
What I don’t like about this screensaver, no way to configure which pictures I want to use. My Pictures folder contains a bunch of sub-folders like misc, Whos Who (which hold different avatars I use on different social media sites), Camera (pictures of the kids), funnies (stuff i find to be very funny but appropriate for work), Wallpaper, and so on. So I started searching Google and found a quick solution on page 2 of the following link:
The post wiredsoul submitted works great! Open gedit and modify file /home/.config/user-dirs.dir. I wanted just my Wallpaper folder for the screensaver. Below is the test from my file:# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you’re# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR=”$HOME/yyy”, where yyy is a shell-escaped# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR=”/yyy”, where /yyy is an# absolute path. No other format is supported. # XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/Desktop” XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR=”$HOME/Downloads” XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR=”$HOME/Templates” XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR=”$HOME/Public” XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR=”$HOME/Documents” XDG_MUSIC_DIR=”$HOME/Music” XDG_PICTURES_DIR=”$HOME/Pictures/Wallpaper” XDG_VIDEOS_DIR=”$HOME/Videos” The next to the last line I added Wallpaper. Now the screensaver only displays all the files and files in sub-folder of Wallpaper. Thanks wiredsoul!
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