Hey guys I have been using Linux for over 2 years and only now have decided to do this thing that in my mind should be so simple, but for some reason I can't seem to get it to work.
- Display images randomly from a local folder as screensavers without animations. Just have the picture be displayed in Zoom mode (fit image to window, cropping whatever doesn't fit.). Some fade between images would be nice, but not necessary.
- Use Gnome's lockscreen (GDM) to unlock computer when I stop the screensaver.
- Don't display screensaver when Caffeine is on.
In my mind this is an extremely basic thing users would want to do, but that somehow simply isn't available baked in the OS, and that to my surprise, AFAIK, the application everyone keeps directing people to use (Xscreensaver) can't do.
I just want my pictures to be displayed randomly, one at a time in fullscreen for X amount of seconds as a screensaver. I would like for the gorgeous Zorin OS lock screen (GDM) to be displayed when I resume using the computer. And I would like for the screensaver not to be triggered if Caffeine is on. I think these are very basic expectations for how things would work.
With Xscreensaver, the modules I checked that I think could do it (Carrousel and GLslideshow) all use animations (pan, fade, images dangling on lines, etc) and don't seem to have an option just to display images statically for an amount of time. It also has an atrocious lock screen and didn't respect the fact Caffeine was on. Is there another module that I missed that could do this, or is there a way to configure those the way I mention, or another app all together that works like that?
I have searched the forum, but couldn't find a helpful question. I am using Zorin 16.1 Core btw.