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Is there a way to disable the "Leave Message" button feature in the lock screen?

I'd appreciate any tips and/or updates to change this to an optional feature.

Thank you!


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You could update to Oneiric (Gnome 3) where that feature has been removed, or just set auth-note-button's visible property to False in /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/lock-dialog-default.ui according to this:

There are a couple of special cases in which you'll change the same setting but in a different file: if you have a theme installed or if you want to control the setting for individual users.

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