I have a large LCD mounted on my wall at my work, and I would like to display some webpage with statistics on it, in a rotating manner - switch to a different webpage every few seconds.

I think that I can run a script to execute and kill the browser with a different webpage every few seconds, but it seems like a very inefficient process. Another idea was to switch the workspaces and keep every browser in a different one, but I don't know how to do that.

Do you know of any way of doing this under Ubuntu?

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  • I can't provide an answer, but if you are willing to drive that screen by a Windows or Mac machine, you could use our product Screensaver.Ninja. – pupeno Apr 25 '15 at 12:51
  • @Pablo thanks, but this is clearly an Ubuntu question. – Adam Matan Apr 25 '15 at 13:18

I think the easiest solution here is to use one of the Firefox add-ons to switch between tabs in a timed manner. Here are links to couple of them. We use this kind of solution at work and it works like a charm.

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Are they webpages that you've created to be used solely for this purpose? Could you use a html redirect to load the next page in sequence after a set time delay?

<meta name="refresh" content="10;nextpage.html">
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    +1 for a very creative answer! I'll check it out (it's my work place). – Adam Matan Aug 2 '09 at 7:48
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    I can't touch the source code of the web page - I'll use the extension. Thanks! – Adam Matan Aug 2 '09 at 8:06

You did not mention a specific browser so, with Chrome, the extension Revolver seems fine https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/revolver-tabs/

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You can use Vue Pilot to do this, you can also manage your screens and URL rotations from a central dashboard which is pretty handy. It's compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows so you can use any old machine.

Check it out https://www.vuepilot.com/

We use this at our office to cycle through a few dozen dashboard pages, works great.

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You can use marquee also. Firstly convert the web pages to images by PrtScn and then use them in marquee. I think that will be quick and efficient too.

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