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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How do I change the appearance of the Unity greeter? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the appearance of the Lock Screen on Ubuntu 13.10 (unity)? At current its simply a black screen with a tiny clock on the upper right corner. I would like to change this to ...
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How to show the login screen instead of the lock screen?

I want Ctrl+Alt+L and being idle to trigger dm-tool switch-to-greeter (goes to login screen) instead of lock screen I intend to replace every event where lockscreen would appear to show login ...
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Add logout button to lockscreen in 12.04

How can I add the "Log Out" button (that lets users log out other users after a certain timeout) to the lock-screen in Ubuntu 12.04? I know it was possible in 10.04, but I can't seem to find the ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Docked. When Ctrl+Alt+L is pressed, screen freezes, locks up, and has to be rebooted. When not docked, no issues… 12.04

I have ran into an issue as of late, not sure if it has something to do with an update, an application I installed, or some crazy voodoo. Pretty much like the title describes, when I have my Thinkpad ...
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Which command locks screen with lightDM?

I used to lock screen with this command, but it stopped working recently, probably after update. I'm running VERSION="13.10, Saucy Salamander". How can I restore this function? $ gdmflexiserver ...
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Is there an application that can unlock my computer via Bluetooth?

I have a Mac and I use an application called TokenLock that uses my iPod's Bluetooth signal to lock/unlock my computer when I get near/too far from it. Is there something like that for Ubuntu?
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How to disable xscreensaver lock on suspend?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed xscreensaver. As I am the only user on this computer and I am only using the computer for music, movies, and some web browsing I have no ...
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No wakeup after screenlock

After 10 minutes my desktop computer darkens the screen, and when I move the mouse or tab any key it comes back alive and asks for my password. That is perfect and the behavior I like to have it. But ...
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Turn off monitor only after locking screen

I see there is no setting to turn the monitor off after the screen is locked unlike the one for screen locking which can be set to act after the monitor has been turned off. I do not want the system ...
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How to run a script each time I login AND unlock session

In Saucy salamander I need to run a script each time I login then each time I unlock the session after manual lock or auto sleep. I can't use "Startup Application" for that because it wouldn't trigger ...
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Ubuntu maxes brightness after lock

If I press Ctrl+Alt+L, brighness level sets to the maximum. It started from latest "Ubuntu base" update. How to disable this?
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Blanking screen @ 30 Second intervals for no apparent reason

My screen keeps blanking at 30 seconds if nothing is touched or moved. It seems to have started after a recent update. I have tried changing screen-saver settings, xset values, and installing ...
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Two password prompts after fadeout

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell. I already had some issues affecting my desktop background in Unity on the same installation and could not solve it: Unity desktop "smears" ...
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screensaver lock won't release

I have my Ubuntu 12 desktop set to lock after a time period-- this works fine, but when I go to unlock it sometimes (usually only after leaving it locked overnight) won't come out of the locked ...
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How do I bind a key to a command on the lock screen?

I want to bind a key when the lock screen is up (or the screensaver is on). My machine is often locked and I want to be able to hit a shortcut to run a script in my home directory. I've used System ...
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Screen does not switch off when idle

I'm using 13.04.3 LTS on a desktop machine. Whenever I lock the screen, the screen goes blank for a couple of seconds, but then shows the login screen again. It never actually switches off (the ...
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How to disable screen lock timeout from a script?

I'm looking for a way to disable screen dimming and desktop locking timeout from a bash script on Ubuntu 13.10. The script should be run when user logs in (configured in Startup Applications window) ...
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Can you lock the Unity screen after 15 minutes, not shown in “Brightness & Lock” dropdown?

In Ubuntu 13.10, the Brightness & Lock dialog lets you lock the screen after idle time of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 30, and 60 minutes. Is it possible to set a different idle time not shown in this list, ...
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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Desktop Enviroments: Lock screen widgets availability

I use two awesome de for me (MATE and Cinnamon). Also I like KDE but not too much. But this question about not desktops but lock screens. Can anybody answer, is it possible to add widgets (like ...
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Can't switch language in Ubuntu 13.10 lock screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have two keyboard layouts installed (English and Hebrew). If I forget the Hebrew as active language and the computer locks, I can't switch it back to English in the lock ...
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How can I disable the screen-saver on tablet with Ubuntu Touch Saucy?

How can I disable screen-saver Ubuntu Touch Saucy on my phone or tablet (Nexus 7) ? I do play a internet radio streaming with the mplayer (from terminal application). Unfortunately the tablet stop ...
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Is it possible to get the normal login screen when resuming from suspend?

I noticed that the login screen that I get when the system first boots up is different from the login screen I see after I resume from suspend. I'm wondering if it is possible to get the same login ...
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How to make a simple fast and lightweight custom screen locker?

Day to day I'm seeing many questions which say: Screensaver/lock doesn't work. Screensaver doesn't require password after waking or doesn't lock the screen. Can not exit screensaver / nothing works ...
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Possible to use screen lock as timeout?

What I'd like to do is lock the screen and have it wait a set amount of time (eg 20 mins) before it lets me log back in - so I make myself to have a break from the computer. Is it possible to do ...
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How to keep application running on external monitor when ubuntu locked

I would like to keep a dashboard-style app running full-screen on one of my monitors while I'm away from my computer. (And the computer is locked.) I don't need any user input in the application, I'd ...
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Where do I change the screensaver options in 13.04?

I'm having a problem with the screen blanking every 10 minutes. I've tried every fix suggested on ask ubuntu but nothing has worked. I typed $xset -q $ xset -q Keyboard Control: auto repeat: on ...
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Lost lockscreen after uninstalling cinnamon from 13.04, how do I get it back?

Alright, I just received a cinnamon update (presumably to Cinnamon 2.0) and for some reason that update changed my lockscreen, even though I'm using Unity. I wasn't using cinnamon anyway and wanted my ...
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How do I disable the Cinnamon 2 lock screen?

When my computer is locked, I am presented with the default Ubuntu lockscreen. When I enter my password and unlock it, I am presented with the Cinnamon 2 lock screen and I have to enter my password ...
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Unlock Gnome 3 without mouse

When I want to unlock my screen in a Gnome 3 session, I have to use my mouse to "drag up" the screen and uncover the password input. I would prefer to not use the mouse for that action since I am ...
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Screen glitches or freezes after screen lock with Intel Video Driver

I'm running 13.04, and have an Intel HD 5200 display, using the Intel drivers. When the screen times-out and locks, most of the time one of two things happens: Either the current windows are still ...
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Display lock screen message in kde

I would like to display a message such as will be back in 10 minutes when you lock your screen in kde? I could not find an option in the system settings. How do you display a message when you lock ...
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Gnome: I cannot use the Screensaver key for a custom command

I wanted to reassign the FN + F2 (Screensaver) keyboard shortcut to use a custom shortcut with it. I got the warning that this will disable the default keyboard shortcut to lock the screen. However, ...
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How to “switch user” under KDE without locking the current session?

The family computer has 3 users (mom, dad and daughter). All 3 use KDE. Daughter is too young to deal with passwords, so she is a member of the nopasswdlogin group so she can log in without a ...
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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Unlock login screen using command line

Is it possible to unlock the 13.04 Gnome shell login screen from a command line? A user is logged in to Gnome shell, I can log in to a console as this user. I also have root access. This is for ...
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Getting a blank screen with the mouse pointer when I re-login

I'm using an HP G62 laptop with Intel HD Graphics card and an Intel i3 Quad-core processor. When I first boot my laptop, I can login just fine and work with the system. The problem begins when I ...
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Bash script to start 'motion' on screen lock

I wish to write a bash script that executes on start up Ubuntu 13.04 and starts motion whenever the screen is locked. Being a novice at bash scripting, I wasn't able to understand the various help ...
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“sleep” button on keyboard puts computer into hibernate

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04. I changed my shortcut for "Lock screen" to the sleep button on my keyboard. But instead of just locking the screen it puts my computer into hibernation/suspend ...
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12.04 - Screen glitches / freezes after “Lock Screen”

Ubuntu 12.04, 3.5.0-36-generic kernel through LTS Hardware Enablement stack. HD4600 GPU on top of an Intel Core i7-4770. When I use the "Lock Screen" feature of the desktop, sometimes I will go back ...
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How can I revert ubuntu settings after gnome-shell install

I have Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit. Recently, I installed Gnome 3 because I wanted to try something new. It looked and felt awful, so I removed it via ppa-purge. Unfortunately, some of my setting were ...
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VirtualBox isn't locked when Ubuntu is locked

I have win7 in my VirtualBox 4.2.10 in my Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64 . My ubuntu is locked in 5 minutes but I can still use win7 when win7 is set fullscreen. I can unlock the ubuntu only after I close or ...
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Ubuntu lock screen will not open

Many times when the screen has automatically locked and I type the password, the message just reappears. I can continue to enter the password, but the message just pops up again. In order to log in I ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 - Lock screen takes lot of time to unlock [closed]

I have gnome-screensaver package installed for using Ctrl+Alt+L to lock the screen. Though locking the screen works fine, it takes a whole lot of time to unlock after entering my password at the ...
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Is there a way (hack) to enable Screen Lock but NOT to Lock on lid close?

Here's exactly what I wanted to do: Turn ON Lock (Settings > Brightness and Lock), set the time to wait (Lock screen after:), BUT NOT to lock the screen (e.g. no Password prompt) if I'd only close ...
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Change unlock screen appearance

I wonder if it's possible to change the appearance of the unlock screen as I'm not a big fan of this default greyish dialog box: (Image reference: ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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New install and I can't get Ubuntu to work

First of all what happened > I made an Ubuntu live USB to install Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. After Ubuntu said that "it has installed successfully and you need to restart your computer" (Why it doesn't ...
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Desktop locked at resume (Kubuntu 13.04)

The system suspends correctly but when it resumes the desktop seems to be locked. No user/password dialog opens, the desktop displays the state of suspend time but it does not respond to mouse clicks ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 crash after a while (Black Screen)

I have an Inspiron 7520. I got an AMD Radeon HD 7730m 2go with a Intel HD 4000 running on Open Source driver updated from X-edgers repository. I got also a I7 2.4ghz overclocking to 3.1ghz. The ...