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I am using Gnome 3.6 and I am quite annoyed by the login screen when my computer wakes up. The new implementation in Gnome includes two steps. First you have to hit Esc or click and drag upward (slide), so the big clock disappears, and then enter your credentials. I am interested in removing the first part.

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this is not possible at the moment, you could switch your display-manager from gdm to lightDM to get the old lock screen back. –  david Nov 9 '12 at 11:52

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The behaviour has been changed since GNOME 3.8 so you can just type in your password even though you still see the screen shield. There is no need to press Esc or slide the shield.

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I do, and it looks like not all the characters I typed are passed to the input. And then esc again and type again etc.. needs to be improved. –  topless Oct 29 at 17:55
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I tested it on GNOME 3.14 and it works as expected. But I agree with you that it needs to be improved. There's an open bug report on launchpad about it. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1049645 –  zerwas Oct 30 at 11:57

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