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I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

I noticed that, there is no screensaver settings, which is fine. I like to control the period of time after which the blank screen is shown,which automatically locks the screen.

I do not want to enable screensaver. I only wish to be able to change the idle time period required to lock the screen automatically. It seems to me, it is by default around 10-15 minutes.

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Hi yes this is in the System Setting -> Brightness and Lock

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Then you can change the amount of time to turn the screen off.

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perfect, thanks :) – Nasir Jun 23 '12 at 17:44
Also ... other Linux variations have this under screen saver settings. – adrianTNT Feb 26 '15 at 17:29
do you know where to find this setting in Xubuntu? – becko Apr 27 at 19:12

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