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How do I stop Ubuntu from clearing the screen and asking for an unlock password every few minutes of inactivity? I don't want it to ever "log me out" or whatever it's doing, however long a period of inactivity there might be. Thanks.

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In dash or through Top Right Corner Settings icon go to System settings

Then in Brightness and lock , set theTurn screen off.. to Never and Lock option to Off as in image here.

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Thanks for the immediate reply, so easy when you know how, much appreciated, have a good weekend. – Basil Aug 4 '12 at 19:41
@Basil- If the above solution worked , you can accept it as answer by ticking the Right-Tick sign left to answer :) – atenz Aug 4 '12 at 19:47

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