XScreenSaver(1)                                                XScreenSaver(1)


       spotlight - move spotlight around desktop


       spotlight  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground color] [-back-
       ground color] [-window] [-root]  [-mono]  [-install]  [-visual  visual]
       [-delay usecs] [-radius pixels]


       The  spotlight  program takes an image and exposes small sections of it
       as if through a wandering spotlight beam.

       The image that it manipulates will be grabbed from the portion  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, grabVide-
       oFrames,  and  chooseRandomImages  options in the ~/.xscreensaver file;
       see xscreensaver-demo(1) for more details.


       spotlight accepts the following options:

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

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -mono   If on a color display, pretend we’re on a monochrome display.

               Install a private colormap for the window.

       -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

       -delay microseconds
               Slow it down.

       -radius pixels
               Radius of the spotlight in pixels.


       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  ©  1999  by  Rick Schultz.  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.


       Hacked  together  by Rick Schultz <>, based on StefView
       for BackSpace by Darcy Brockbank  and  on  several  other  xscreensaver

X Version 11                      05-Apr-1999                  XScreenSaver(1)

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