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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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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Smart lock like on Android?

Is it possible to configure either LightDM or GDM to automatically log in when my laptop is connected to a certain WiFi? Or even better, to check my location regardless of what WiFi I use?
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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 ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 15.04?

I have ubuntu 15.04. When I press alt+ctrl+l to lock my ubuntu, a black screen appears with my mouse pointer. When I start to move to pointer the black screen goes and ubuntu desktop appears(as if it ...
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How to Enable password after lock/Suspend

I tried searching for an answer. But everyone is asking for autologin or disable passwd. But i want to put a password which on my laptop is not enabled. I tried to do this in settings but it won't ...
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Use of Yubikey Neo for login 2FA and lock screen

I want to use my Yubikey Neo to login to Ubuntu 14.04. In addition, it would be convinient if the screen is locked automatically everytime I unplug the Yubikey.
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Two lock screens when unlocking my computer

Probably I installed something, but I don't know what it is... Since then, I have to type my password twice in two different lock screens. If I lock the computer (CTRL-ALT-L), then I have to give the ...
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screen is not locked after suspend/lid closed

My screen doesn't get locked after I close my laptop lid. The laptop suspends but the screen is not locked. I checked multiple settings: gnome-control-center > brightness & lock > lock on ...
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Lock individual application's interface

Can I lock a particular application's interface without locking the whole screen? It would be very useful at work to be able to leave certain applications open when leaving my desk as colleagues often ...
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Lock screen appears after login

Suddenly, I'm unable to login to Ubuntu. When I login. I get to this lock screen:- This is copied from google. What I get is a faded version of this prompt. The only thing I did was a visudo to ...
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Ubuntu Phone prevent text messages from lock screen

On my Aquaris Ubuntu Phone, text messages quickly pop up on the lock screen. As I consider this a serious security issue, is it possible to hide any messages from the lock screen? Thanks for any ...
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Change lock screen background through command line

I'm interested in changing my lock screen background through the command line. I'm hoping to be able to do it such that, after I run a series of commands, the next time it locks that image comes up. ...
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How to monitor the status of shutdown sequence

This is the script I made to lock and shutdown my system after 30 minutes. #!/bin/bash # Read Password read -s -p "Password: " password echo # shutdown and screensaver Command echo "$password" | sudo ...
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Blank screen after locking screen

I just updated my Xubuntu 14.10 desktop to 15.04 and I'm having the following issue: When I lock my computer (or when the inactivity timer locks it for me), the screen goes blank and I cannot get ...
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Set a different passwords for unlock and sudo [duplicate]

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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14.04: Unlocking the screen after sleep logs user off and back on

This happened to me just now. I opened my laptop, and got the unlock screen. I entered my password and then it asked me for the password again (it didn't say the password was incorrect, it just asked ...
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Computer logs out while I lock screen

Recently, my laptop is behaving strangely sometimes. It doesn't usually does this but lately it frequently does. The problem is that whenever I lock the screen, the computer logs out and closes all ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some time,...
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Double lock screen when resuming after upgrade to 15.04

After the upgrade to 15.04 I now get a double lock screen when I wake up from resume. First there will be a centered GTK grey panel which looks a bit like the old switch user login, after I enter that ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 goes to sleep when the screen is locked

Since I did the upgrade to 15.04 there is a very strange behaviour whenever I lock the screen. Right after the screen is locked and the monitor turns black the computer goes to sleep (or suspend ...
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The lock-screen of the Ubuntu BQ

What are colored circles stand for? The large dark one tells the date or rather the number of days that have passed in a month but I can't figure out the colored circles since they vary in size, color ...
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Setting a default input language for lightdm lock screen

My lock screen shows up after a few minutes in which I am not using the computer. This is a wanted behaviour. However, it often switches the input language to Hebrew, or perhaps just taking the last ...
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Change lockscreen in MATE?

I want the lightdm-webkit-greeter to be mine lockscreen, do you know how to change it? I found a way how to add Xscreensaver screensavers to mate-screensaver or even change background, but no word on ...
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How do I stop the screen from being locked on resume on Kubuntu/KDE?

Per How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend? I want to be able to sleep and resume without the screen locking. All the previous answers seem to involve fairly Gnome-specific things that ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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CTRL + ALT + L and CTRL + ALT + DEL are not working in ubuntu 12.04?

I have re installed ubuntu-desktop. After that Ctrl+Alt+L and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts are not working. If I click on the button on the top right side of the desktop (where things like logout, switch ...
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Xubuntu doesn't lock screen anymore

It was working and one day it decided not to work anymore. I can click on the lock screen button or use Ctrl+Alt+Del but no reaction. How to fix that? I am using Xubuntu 14.04
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Screen locks automatically after certain amount of time [duplicate]

The screen locks automatically after 5 minutes when I am watching YouTube on fullscreen. How can I fix this?
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X session lost after some idle time with screen locked

When taking a break from working in my laptop (Xubuntu 14.10), I always lock the screen on my pc, keeping many applications running. Usually all is normal, regardless of the idle time I take. However, ...
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Does locking affect running processes?

I would like to run the updates available to my Ubuntu device with the built-in Software Updater application, but I would like to lock my system for the time of the update for security reasons. (...
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How can i lock my screen and keep my youtube playlist going?

How can I lock my screen and keep my youtube playlist going?
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How do you configure the lock screen in Ubuntu Phone?

I just bought the bq Ubuntu Phone. I wondered if it is possible (and how) to configure the lock screen in the Ubuntu Phone, for example which kind of statistics to display or even better how to ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes when I close my laptop and then go back and try to continue to work, Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes upon re-activating after lock screen [closed]

Since today my systems seems to freeze whenever I lock it by pressing Ctrl+ALT+L and then try to unlock it. I am using a dual monitor setup I have read AskUbuntu Post to get it working, and upon ...
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pause process during lockscreen

I used WhatPulse back on windows and got it installed on Ubuntu, too, but now sometimes, when waking up from standby, it expects an internet connection immediately and builds up a lot of ram and ...
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XScreenSaver Lock Screen

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 And my settings are as follows: And it is all working fine and that, but I ...