The lock screen lets a user lock the currently-running session behind a password screen. This screen may either be blank or show a screensaver until mouse or keyboard activity is detected.

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Replace Xscreensaver with i3lock

I was wondering if it is possible to replace Xscreensaver with i3lock. Today I am using i3lock which bluring my screen when it's locked but I want to use it as Xscreensaver, is this possible? Here is ...
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Why does Xubuntu asks for my password twice when it wakes up from the blank screen?

Every time Xubuntu wakes up from the blank screen it asks for my password and then, after I enter it, it asks for it again. This doesn't happen if I lock the screen manually. How can this be fixed?
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Where do I set-up a screen saver in Xubuntu 15.10?

That's strange but I can't find where can I choose a screen saver and configure when will it start. There is no button named anything like "screen saver" in the Settings Manager.
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PC won't come back when lid is closed and monitor attached

I am using Xubuntu and regulary lock my screen at work. It is attached to a external monitor (primary display) and the lid is closed. After locking it only comes back when I open the lid and press ...
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Ubuntu Lockscren Xubuntu 14.04

I installed the ubuntu-desktop, but I still get the Xfce lockscreen. Is there anyway to get the Ubuntu lockscreen instead?
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How do I disable GDM's automatic screen locking *after a virtual terminal (VT) change*? It's too buggy and never works correctly

Every so often either my touchpad stops behaving or some program (Firefox or QEMU) freezes my system and I have to switch to a virtual terminal to fix it (merely switching to a VT and back fixes the ...
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Lock screen with gnome-screensaver-command as root (from /etc/pm/sleep.d script)

My system (Ubuntu 15.10) has a bug: I have enabled "Require my password when waking from suspend" on the "Brightness & Lock" settings panel, but it does NOT ask for my password, which is ...
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Which program am I using to lock screen?

On Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop environment, how can I know which program or daemon is locking my screen automatically after a few minutes of inactivity, and when I click "lock screen"? Different ...
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Set message from command line for the Cinnamon Lock screen

I am trying to create a little script to set random message when i lock the screen of my computer. So i need to be able to define a message from command line and call it when i will execute the lock ...
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Gnome Lock screen graphics animation (Arrow)

The arrow on the gnome lock screen is not displaying correctly. Graphics drivers are installed from the additional drivers program. This normally happens after I wake the machine from sleep. It ...
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How to disable non-english keyboard layouts on the log-in and unlock screens?

Although I use 3 different languages and have 3 keyboard layouts installed my password does not include characters that are not present on a standard English keyboard (actually I have never seen a ...
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Keyboard backlight turns on after lock screen/display on

I've just upgraded Ubuntu (15.04 to 15.10) and now I'm running into a weird behavior: whenever I lock the screen (using any of Ctrl+Alt+L, Win+L or just clicking on "Lock" in the taskbar menu), the ...
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How to add shutdown option to the Ubuntu lock screen?

Some times I want to just shut the computer down rather than to enter the password and continue. Even if that would be someone else willing to shut my computer down while I'm away he should better be ...
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How to stop certain programs form suspending when the screen locks?

Is it possible to prevent some programs and scripts form suspending when the screen locks ?
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Unable to change brightness on lock sccreen

When at the lock screen, I am unable to adjust the brightness. This is particularly annoying if the screen is completely off (to save battery) and then locks automatically. You then have a black ...
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Prevent monitor from losing signal after screen saver / lock activates

After the screen saver activates, or after I manually lock the screen via Ctrl+Alt+L, I see a blank black screen with just the date / time in the upper right corner. A few seconds after that, my HP ...
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A timer that automatically locks the screen to take a break away from the computer?

I'm looking for a graphical or command line program that provides me with the following workflow: Start a 25min session After 25min screen is automatically locked for 5min (or maybe just turned ...
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Screen lock on fullscreen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with firefox and google chrome. Whenever I watch any video in fullscreen mode, the screen gets locked after sometime. I can change the time interval for screen lock, but I want ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 - last screen flashes when waking up

I recently upgraded 15.04 to 15.10, and then I started to see my last desktop screen flashes before the lockscreen shows up when I open my laptop. Might not be a big trouble, but I'm little bit ...
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lock screem ins't activating

my sceen saver activates, and the lock screen doesn't lock the screen or something. here are the settings: I am using Ubuntu 15.10 Mate, and I want the screen to lock after some time idling, as in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 use xscreensaver on lockscreen command

Most people probably no longer worry about screensavers, let alone xscreensaver, however I am still very much a fan of the package. I've installed xscreensaver and have it starting up with -nosplash ...
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Set animated (video or gif) background for Lock Screen in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is it possible to set animated background for the lock screen of Ubuntu 14.04 (or higher)? Wasn't able to find any significant information about setting of video or gif animation for Lock Screen only. ...
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Change the Sleep Button to Lock Screen

I've tried changing the behavior of the sleep button on my keyboard to lock my screen. I've done this through the Keyboard option in Settings and while I can change the accelerate, and 'Sleep' shows ...
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How to switch user from i3lock?

On most lock screens, there's a "Switch User" button. However, i3lock doesn't seem to have any buttons. Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch user or an option to add a button?
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pam_mount, pam_ldap and screen unlocking

I am having trouble getting these three components to work in an ldap environment: authenticate the ldap user mount a folder (type cifs) on login using pam_mount be able to unlock the screen once it ...
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14.04 - screen not locking?

running 14.04.3 with unity. Since some days, occasionally my screen will not blank and lock; although "brightness and lock" is configured to exactly do that after 3 minutes. I checked for answers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mate - disable automatic screen lock and “Screen Lock” button over terminal

How can I disable that Ubuntu locks the screen after 5 minutes and how can I remove the "Screen Lock" button from the menu? I have to do it over a Terminal.
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Lock screen very slow on 15.04 classic

After upgrade to 15.04, the screen lock password box comes up very slowly. When resuming from suspend, the system comes up pretty fast (approx 10 sec), but after that the password box comes up very ...
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make the top bar look like the one on lockscreen

I like the way top bar looks in the lock screen (Ubuntu 15.04), it's dark and translucent. How can I make it look like that when logged in?
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14.04 Lockscreen show all users

In 14.04, When I have an active session and lock screen via shortcut super-l, or Gear->"lock/switch account", the lock screen only shows my user with password. To login as someone else, (my 5 year ...
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Unlock gnome-screensaver instead of deactivating

So, I've been trying to create a USB key for my machine. I've used PAM-Usb as described in many places over the internet (for example this one, which is basically copypasted everywhere). I ...
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Can't disable lock-screen in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 [duplicate]

I've read through many of the questions on AskUbuntu about disabling the lock-screen. Everything I've tried, from setting the lock-screen to "Off" in the Privacy window, to setting the dconf flag: ...
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Gnome 3.14: Is possible to disable the lock screen?

I want to disable the lock screen on Gnome 3.14 after the computer is woken up from suspension. I've tried different proposed solutions, like this one, but they does now work.
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Extending the lock screen time

When ever I lock the screen, immediately the screen goes blank without the lock screen being active for few seconds or minutes at least. Read some questions which arose regarding this, but couldn't ...
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Upon reboot, can GUI applications be started in an X session without ever having the screen unlocked?

I have a home server. Sometimes, I have to reboot it from a distance, or it reboots itself, say after a power failure. I would like that some GUI applications to be started under my user, ...
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Double unlock needed with kde

I installed kde plasma desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that whenever the screen is locked, i have to type my password twice to unlock the session: once in the unity ubuntu and once in the ...
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Lock user screen with custom full screen image and prevent unlock using ssh

I want to connect to a computer using ssh, lock the computer's screen by displaying a full screen custom text/image and prevent user from doing anything until I unlock the screen again using ssh. How ...
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How to automatically lock screen on closing the lid and keep programs running (not sleep) on HP Laptop

I wanted to keep my apps running but get the screen secured when I close the lid. I did not want to get into sleep mode as this blocked my downloads and my running music. Also, I was lazy enough that ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 - screen goes grey when locked

When I click on the padlock icon to lock my screen it goes grey. That's fine - I mean, I don't care what's the color but when I try to unlock the screen to provide my password I don't see the dialog ...
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Is it possible to get notifications on lock screen on ubuntu unity?

As we already know on Gnome lock screen we get notifications such as pidgin chat notifications etc. Same like Gnome, is there any command, configuration or software we need to change to get ...
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How to revert to Unity Lockscreen

I installed xubuntu with the terminal command, and it changed my lockscreen. Can I get back to the original one? Thanks. Pictures soon. edit: I apparently can't add a comment, but it looks like the ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 black screen after screen lock

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12 in a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, model 3442. Whenever I lock my screen, then put my password and unlock it, the screen brightness gets very low, it's almost as if ...
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Computer won't lock when I try to lock, but will ask for password in login 14.04 LTS

When I try to lock my computer it just blanks the screen, but won't ask for password to login. I'm not in the nopasswdlogin group, and it will ask for password to login, but I can't just lock my ...
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Unity7 and Gnome 3: How to disable “lock was blocked by an application”, so that Gnome3 always locks the screen?

When I have virtualbox in full screen, on Unity it always locks after 5 minutes, but in Gnome3 (and even Unity7) it shows a popup message: lock was blocked by an application. Can I force Unity or ...
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Unknown xubuntu screen locker / password

I have a regular ubuntu installation which I then installed xubuntu desktop over. I am occasionally confounded though by an unknown "screen locker" that occasionally appears instead of my normal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, disable password lock when waking from screensaver for ALL users

I am in the middle of setting up a bunch of lab computers running Ubuntu 14.04 at the local University and would like to disable the need to use a password when exiting screen saver (but not necessary ...
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Problem with XFCE lockscreen

I tried a bunch of different desktop environments before settling on Cinnamon. Occasionally, I'll unlock my computer and the XFCE lockscreen shows up. Sometimes it's even on top of my regular ...
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Cant log in after lock screen by win+L

i have notebook and additional monitor. Sometimes, not each time(even not each day), i have problem: when i'm leaving my place i'm using win+L to lock screen. When i'm coming back i cant input login ...
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qBittorent stops downloading when i lock my laptop

this has happened for past 4 days. I was downloading ubuntu 15.04 setup and set qBittorent to shutdown when downloads complete. When i locked it at 11 pm the download was at 11 percent. In the morning ...
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How do I disable the automatic fade to black on lock? (15.04)

I have an issue where I lock my desktop, and it will fade to black almost immediately. It does not always resume correctly when "waking up", so I'd like to disable the fading entirely. I have tried ...