Linux Candy: XDecorations – Holiday lights and more


XDecorations is pure candy. With the world facing a lockdown Christmas, we need everything we can to liven up our surroundings. XDecorations helps, if only in a very minor way.

And don’t fret there’s a long way to go before Xmas. Start with the candy for Autumn, move on to Halloween, and then migrate to the Xmas decorations.

XDecorations has tons of options, so you can create your perfect animated desktop.

Website: github.com/KeithDHedger/XDecorations
Developer: Keith Hedger
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

XDecorations is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

Complete list of articles in this series:

Linux Candy
WallGenGenerate HQ poly wallpapers with a few arguments.
ASCIIQuariumEmbrace marine life from the terminal with beautiful ASCII art
ponysaycowsay reimplemention for ponies
cacafireColor ASCII fire
TernimalAnimated lifeform in the terminal
lolcatRainbows and unicorns
CMatrixncurses program that simulates the display from “The Matrix”
nyancatTerminal-based Pop Tart Cat Animation
xcowsayDisplays a cow on your desktop with message
tetrisTile-matching puzzle video game in your terminal
Steam LocomotiveC program written in 295 lines. It's harmless fun
gtiTypo-based curio inspired by Steam Locomotive
onekoAnimal chasing fun
BoxesCommand line ASCII boxes
BuohOnline strips comics reader
pipes.shAnimated pipes terminal screensaver
VarietyWallpaper manager supporting many desktops and wallpaper sources
eDEX-UISci-fi computer terminal emulator and system monitor
XDecorationsAdd some festive cheer to your desktop
EvolvotronInteractive generative art
HollywoodFill your console with Hollywood melodrama technobabble
PywalGenerate color schemes on the fly
XScreenSaverFramework and collection of screensavers
chucknorrisChuck Norris jokes in your terminal
BobRossQuotesCollection of quotes from Bob Ross
WallpaperDownloaderDownload, change, and manage wallpapers
cornyjokesCorny jokes for the terminal
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