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When my screen is locked and I then reawaken it, by moving the mouse or pressing the keyboard, the password entry screen appears. How can I change the amount of time that is taken before the password entry screen turns off?

To be specific:

  • I lock my screen Ctrl+Alt+T
  • Screen goes blank
  • Move mouse to bring up login screen
  • If I do nothing else the screen turns off again after 1 minute

In my Brightness and Lock settings I have the screen set to turn off and lock after 10 minutes, but I can't see a setting to determine how long it takes for the screen to turn off after the lock screen has been woken. It seems to be set to 1 minute by default, can this be increased/reduced?

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May I know why do you want to change that option? –  Khurshid Alam Jul 7 '13 at 13:36
    
I am about to go back to 13. I can't find a way to keep the machine from locking itself about every ten minutes. I am so over it. –  ajdarwin Jun 13 at 16:26
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You can not do that anymore in Gnome3.

In gnome2 you can change lock-screen timeout from gnome-screensaver settings.But In Gnome 3.2, gnome-screensaver doesn't exist, and screen locking is part of Gnome Shell.

They have reimplement some function, but not all. On Ubuntu you can access all power-related settings with dconf-editor from org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power.

OR

You can use x-screensaver as described here:

How can I change or install screensavers?

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open system setting**s and click **brightness and lock select screen turn on optionenter image description here

choose your time delay in the menu

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this doesn't affect the length of time that the password entry screen appears for –  coversnail May 28 '12 at 15:42
    
+1 found it useful anyway –  Arsen Zahray Mar 22 at 10:44
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Press the windows button to get the unity search, then type lock in the search bar. Open brightness and lock and change the timeout.

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this doesn't affect the length of time that the password entry screen appears for –  coversnail May 28 '12 at 15:41
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