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It is irksome to have to unlock the system every few minutes for a single home user. After a few minutes idle time the screen switches off and needs password to reopen. Can't there be a screen saver arrangement instead? Is there any thing I can do to so configure my system?

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menu -> System -> Preferences -> Screensaver

Uncheck "Lock screen when screensaver is active", and voila!

(note that you can also set the time until screensaver activates etc.)

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I'm not entirely sure of the exact wording, as I don't have the text of the English UI in front of me; it's the second checkbox on that screen. – Piskvor Jun 27 '11 at 12:30

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