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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Can I make the lock screen image span two monitors?

I've got my desktop background spanning two displays, and I want the lock screen to show the same thing. Can I set the lock screen to span just like the desktop?
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GNOME lock screen (screensaver) is missing music controls

I have a custom Ubuntu 12.10 configuration (started out as a minimal installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with a number of other packages such as Gnome Shell selectively installed via apt-get and then ...
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Making gnome-screensaver auto-lock in XFCE

gnome-screensaver has been vastly simplified for major version 3 and no longer supplies the preferences dialog. It is now only useful for locking the screen and providing an unlock dialog. I use ...
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How to run script after resume and after unlocking screen

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I would like to run scripts after resuming from suspend, and after unlocking my desktop. These need to run as my user, and with access to my $DISPLAY. In particular, I would like ...
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Wake up from screen off (like Windows and Mac)

Is there a way to configure Ubuntu such that it doesn't require 2 keystrokes to wake it up from the state where the screen is disabled after being absent, but a simple touch on the touchpad suffices ...
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How can I programmatically block user input for a given time?

As a person working in computer science working offline to avoid facebook and thelike is not always (meaning hardly ever) possible for me since I mostly have to be online to work. I have tried ...
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Locking with USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lock and Unlock from USB disk (pendrive) When i use Windows, there is a program I use called Predator that locks my PC when I remove a certain USB flash drive. It then ...
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Computer responds slowly when screen is locked [closed]

When my computer is locked, regardless of it timing out after 10 minutes or by me pressing CTRL+L, it takes forever to activate it. It also appears as if the time it takes is linear to the time it as ...
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How to turn off screen (DPMS) together with locking session in KDE?

First of all, I'm aware a similar question for GNOME is asked here: "Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen". Objective I would like to turn off my screen on locking the session for power ...
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Display wakes up unexpectedly without activity on Ubuntu 12.04

When I use lock screen with ubuntu 12.04, all applications are hidden and a simple window asks me to enter my password to unlock the screen. After a while of inactivity, the screen goes black. ...
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Set wallpaper in the Lock Screen [duplicate]

Is there an app or some way to set the desktop wallpaper as viewable when only logged in, and to set another when logged out or locked? I've tried Ubuntu Tweak, but it only does the login wallpaper, ...
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System locks up at login after latest update on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do? For starters, I am a noob when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux but I am hopeful that I have the light ...
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Why is the gnome 3 lock screen not displaying?

I installed gnome 3 recently and was expecting the new lock screen, but when I lock the screen I'm displayed with the 'old' version: How do I get the lock screen to appear like the one displayed ...
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How do I lock the screen from a terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any way to lock the screen or session from a terminal command or script? are there any changes happen in 13.04 ?
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12.04 lock screen wont change to my wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does LightDM only show a custom wallpaper on the login screen if I have selected one of the default wallpapers? I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04.1, ...
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Only see wallpaper when resuming from lock and closed lid [closed]

Running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with kernel 3.4.0-030400-generic on a laptop, when I lock with ctrl + alt + L and close the lid, then open the lid, I expect to see a prompt asking for password, but instead ...
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Computer will no longer load 12.04

My computer ASUS M5A99X Motherboard, 8GB RAM, Seagate hard drive, ASUS GeForce video card. I had 12.04 LTS 64bit loaded. Now when I boot, it will go to the Grub screen, and then reboot, return to ...
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How to get lock screen option in Lubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with many DE. Lubuntu is one of them. I don't have any option to lock screen in Lubuntu while I do in Unity and other DE. Is there any program / application that I can ...
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How to get rid of virtual keyboard when display is locked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen? When my screen gets locked after 10min and I sign in again, I have a virtual keyboard on my screen since a ...
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How can I lock the keyboard and mouse when playing video

I'd like to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop so that I can play a video on loop while my computer is unattended, while not allowing anyone to take over without a password. I think this could go one of ...
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How to automatically lock my computer after logged in via auto login

i have setup my ubuntu 12.04 LTS (unity) to auto login after the computer is turned on after a power outage. so that the web server installed keeps running. but also i have to lock the computer right ...
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Audio and Lock-Screen Hotkeys broken

Some days ago (probably after some package updates) some of my hotkeys stopped working. It is no longer possible to change the volume via the Volume up / Volume down hotkeys on my keyboard and neither ...
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How to configure idle period for auto locking screen

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). I noticed that, there is no screensaver settings, which is fine. I like to control the period of time after which the blank screen is ...
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How can I make lock screen be like the login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the lock screen look like the login screen? Is it possible to have the login screen displayed when locked instead of that ugly and horrible current lock ...
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How can I change power options to make my system “always on”?

Power options in 12.04 system settings has only one option: "Suspend when inactive", while I can't see any obvious settings I can change so that the system is always on - without locking the screen ...
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How to move the lock window on the lock-screen?

Is it possible to move the window where you input your password on the lock screen away from the center, e.g. at the lower edge?
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How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when watching videos online? [duplicate]

My screenlock is set to five minutes. So while playing YouTube videos after five minutes the screen locks even though the video is playing. Any solutions?
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How do I change the length of time the lock screen appears for?

When my screen is locked and I then reawaken it, by moving the mouse or pressing the keyboard, the password entry screen appears. How can I change the amount of time that is taken before the password ...
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How to prevent radiotray from playing (from buffer) on lock screen after resuming

When I resume my laptop and had radiotray turned on it starts playing again (from buffer) while I'm on the lock screen. This gets really annoying when I'm somewhere it should be quiet (library, train ...
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How to suspend from command line such that screen is locked?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. In the Power Manager, I have checked Extended -> Lock screen when going for suspend/hibernate. If I choose to suspend from the main menu / Panel 1, the screen is locked. ...
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Why do some shortcuts no longer work when using an alternate keyboard layout?

I have recently switched to the Colemak keyboard layout and the Ctrl+Alt+L key combination no longer locks the screen. I have checked the keyboard shortcuts menu and it is still set correctly. I ...
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What is the package name of the lock screen?

After reading a review of the Ubuntu Developer Summit which said that one of the proposed changes in 12.10 would be to use LightDM as the lock screen: LightDM will be implemented as the ...
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Kubuntu won't lock

When I close the screen of my netbook in Kubuntu, it doesn't lock when I reopen, and when I press the lock button, nothing happens. I have KScreenSaver configured, and all the drivers work fine, so ...
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CPU working hard while sleeping after upgrading to 12.04

I just upgraded to 12.04. I noticed a new weird behavior that did not happen on 11.10. When I lock the screen, or when it sleeps automatically after the computer is idle, the CPU fan starts working ...
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Lock Screen Blank

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 12.04. I have been having some trouble with lock screen lately. While the system is locked, I sometimes get blank screen without the lock screen. So I am unable to ...
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control usage for users [closed]

Can any one suggest means to control usage for users (maybe using crontab) to do the same in 12.04 unity? in 10.10 i was keeping control of usage for my children using timekeeper. thanks
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS often get a black screen with mouse cursor when trying to resume from lock screen. [closed]

Updated from 11.10 to 12.04 after fresh install, often the lock screen will give me a black screen with a mouse cursor instead of the usual. This occurs most often while the Ubuntu software center is ...
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When my screen is locked, will running processes/internet connection be halted?

Sometimes I leave my PC doing other stuff while running an upgrade or downloading big files, Syncing my Dropbox, or something like that. After 10mins or so, my screen is locked (which I like). I just ...
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Stop Xscreensaver from locking screen once screensaver starts

I have installed Lubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if there was a way to keep it from locking the screen when the screensaver starts? The "lock screen after X minutes" box is unchecked, so that is not ...
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How to make Ubuntu not to lock the screen while running VMware in fullscreen?

I am running Windows XP inside VMware Player. I have two monitors and I keep VMware in fullscreen on the second monitor. The problem is that if I work long enough in inside Windows XP, Ubuntu locks ...
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Lock screen - password incorrect

I have upgraded ubuntu to 12.04 and now there is a problem in logging in after lock screen: it says the password is incorrect even though I provide the valid password. I found a temporary solution by ...
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Key short cut `Super+L` (i.e. `Win+L`) not working for `LockScreen` in 12.04 LTS

I want to change Key short cut to Super+L for LockScreen but it is not working. If I try any other combination like CTRL+ALT+L or CTRL+ALT+G , it works. Win+L combination used to work in 11.10.
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Keyboard shortcut for Lockscreen not working

I tried the combination CTRL+ALT+L or L but it is not working. But if I select the menu item LockScreen from setting drop down it works. Any thoughts on how to fix keyboard shortcut? Thanks.
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How to allow key functions while desktop locked

Is it possible to allow a keyboard's volume keys to continue working when your desktop is locked? Currently, the default behavior disables all special-function keys until the desktop's unlocked. I ...
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Will there be a new lock screen for 12.04?

I have read in many blogs that old lock screen is replaced by new lock screen in Ubuntu 12.04 But when I installed 12.04 Beta 2 (and updated my system) , its still showing old lock screen. Any idea ...
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How can I make the LightDM lock screen my gnome-shell lock screen in 12.04 [closed]

In Unity, LightDM is the default lock screen. Is it possible to make LightDM my default lock screen in gnome-shell ?
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Where are screen lock configuration settings located?

Could you please point me to the place where Ubuntu 11.10 keeps its screen lock settings? Using Unity 3D. Screen lock does not work. Thanks in advance!
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Screen does not lock when locking is enabled

When I installed Ubuntu 11.10, I had a single monitor attached to it. The screen was locking perfectly fine. Since then I connected two monitors to the system and replaced video card to another ...
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Switching to a new user after session is locked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I am running 12.04 with two users and am hoping I am just over looking something. When one ...
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Screen turns black but doesn't lock when I press Ctrl+Alt+L

I am unable to lock my desktop in Ubuntu 11.10 with Ctrl + Alt + L If I press the above key sequence the screen turns black and the little lock icon appears at the top right of my screen. However, ...