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I would like to bypass the password prompt after resuming from suspend or hibernate in Ubuntu 11.10. I tried:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen 'true'

But doing so I couldn't lock the screen manually any more by hitting Ctrl+Alt+L. It also removed the "Lock Screen" menu item on the power button menu that I get when I click on the top right of the screen. I would like to keep these two features while just removing the lock screen when the system resumes. Any ideas?

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OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 30 '12 at 4:19
It's a basic feature of gnome. It is not possible to change it now. Lock-screen disable only ensure that when your LED goes black (after some idle time) it will not lock the session. – shantanu Apr 11 '12 at 21:52

In 12.04 the option to turn off the screen lock does not remove the option to lock the screen from the power/cog button.

  1. Click the power/cog button in upper right
  2. Go to system settings
  3. Click on Brightness and Lock
  4. Slide the slider for Lock to off

All done!

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