Last year, I wrote about how to achieve Gnome Slideshow Screensaver Sanity. I've recently upgraded to Fedora 11, and I noticed that GLSlideshow isn't installed by default (maybe it never was), and I wondered if I could alter the settings for gnome slideshow. By default, it uses pictures out of the $HOME/Pictures folder, and there's no way in the user interface to change that location, which can be frustrating. Here's how I worked around it. Note the use of the
--location option, and that I changed my
cp /usr/share/applications/screensavers/personal-slideshow.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/my-slideshow.desktop
Go into the screensaver preferences (System -> Preferences -> Screensaver), and select "Custom Photos". There's no way to customize the duration to display each photo, but at least I don't have to settle for Gnome's default location.