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 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 to make the lock screen look like the login screen?

Is there any way to make the login screen from a locked session (either by using Ctrl+Alt+L or from a screen timeout) look like the login screen when you're starting a new session? I hate that ...
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How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen?

Somehow, I activated the on-screen keyboard (Onboard) in the unlock screen and I can't deactivate it now. I've restarted the computer, but it's still there in the unlock screen. How can I deactivate ...
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Is there any way to make Ubuntu not to suspend while a download in progress?

Is there any way? How to script in /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d to check ${downspeed eth0}, ${upspeed wlan0}, ${upspeed eth0} and ${downspeed wlan0} and to set the system not to suspend while a ...
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Screensaver suppression on video playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? I migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to Xubuntu 11.10 (clean install). Previously when I played video ...
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How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend?

On GNOME the screen locks when I suspend, and I find that a bit annoying (no one else in the house uses ubuntu anyway haha). What can I do to stop this?
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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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Entirely disable suspension (at kernel level? - has to be independent of used DE and login state!)

Once again I need a workaround to deal with my almost broken notebook graphics card: It does not wake up after suspending! The Ubuntu 14.10 system is waking up, but the display stays off, so I have ...
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Desktop entry, or other convinent but safe way to exec multiple statements,

I'm running Gnome on Ubuntu 15.4. I want to execute two or more actions at once, but let's try with two: sudo pm-suspend gnome-screensaver-command -l pm-suspend has been added and allowed to be ...
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Lock screen when XScreenSaver is installed [duplicate]

I'm another user who dislikes the default screen-saver of Oneric. I installed XScreenSaver, but when I want to lock the screen, it doesn't work using CTRL+ALT+L , or using the option on the user ...
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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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How do I lock the desktop screen via command line?

How can I lock my desktop screen from the command line?
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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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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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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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How can I lock the screen using the new lockscreen from the command line?

Ubuntu 14.04 introduces a new lockscreen that looks similar to the login screen. I am still able to lock the screen using the command gnome-screensaver-command --lock (as I always did before), ...
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How do I configure the screen to lock when I close the lid?

I've configured Ubuntu to put the screen in black when I close the lid of the laptop, but I want that, when I open it again, it demand the password like blocking the screen with Ctrl+Alt+L, but I can'...
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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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Unlock screen in 14.04 without `gnome-screensaver-command`

I've been happily using blueproximity in 13.10, but since upgrade to 14.04 it only locks when my phone goes out of range (using gnome-screensaver-command -l), but it does not unlock with gnome-...
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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 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 shown,...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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When I watch a video online the screen turns off after a few minutes

in some sites when I watch a movie in a browser and I don't touch the computer the screen turns off. In other sites like Youtube I don't have that problem. I tried using caffeine but I don't like the ...
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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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Light locker stops background activities (eg. music playback) when screen is locked

I upgraded my xubuntu installation to the new release, 14.04. This release includes a new light-locker, a great improvement if you ask me. The thing is that whenever I try to lock the session or when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS randomly freezes (graphics/unity only) [duplicate]

When I'm just chilling on the desktop or doing whatever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will (every 10-20 minutes or so) just randomly freeze. The screen just stops, I can't see my mouse move, etc. However, I can ...
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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 can I put the display to sleep on screen lock?

When I invoke the "Lock Screen" action, is there a way to have the monitor go to sleep instantly? I'm aware of the power management setting to turn off the display after a set amount of time, but I ...
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After locking the screen in Ubuntu 14.04, password is not accepted, How can it be fixed?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated on my laptop. Since the last update every time I lock the screen (when leaving my room for example) - when I get back and input my password, it is not accepted ...
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Fingerprint GUI breaks lock screen after suspend

ASUS M50Vc with AuthenTec AES1600 fingerprint reader, Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works normally EXCEPT when I need to unlock the screen after suspend. There is no prompt to swipe the finger, swiping ...
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Nexus 4 with Ubuntu touch locked for 24140377 minutes!

My phone has locked itself, the lock screen says: Device Locked You have been locked out due to too many failed passcode attempts. Please wait 24140376 minutes and then try again... I believe ...
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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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How to lock xscreensaver on suspend

Hy! I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, it works great so far, but I can't get it to lock my session when I suspend my laptop. Any ideas how to do that? Ubuntu 10.10 Dell Vostro 1310 ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard on the lock screen? [duplicate]

The lock screen has an on screen keyboard that I am unable to disable. I don't remember exactly but I believe I turned it on using the "Screen Keyboard" setting in the Universal Access settings. I've ...
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What is wrong with this method of using an alternate lock screen background?

I have recently been trying to separate all three wallpaper states that are all the same as default. They are: Unity Greeter Lock screen Desktop All of them have a wallpaper, and as default the ...
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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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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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Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable backlight when I lock the screen? I'm using an IBM Thinkpad t61 and wish to have the backlight switched off when locking the screen.I've been told to use ...
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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 to get Pantheon Greeter on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Unity Greeter

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, how can I replace the lockscreen with the one on Elementary Luna (Pantheon-Greeter). Thank You!! Edit: Can anyone do it and confirm it works completely?
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lock Screen not working. 14.04

I recently upgraded to 14.04 and since then my lock screen is not working.I read online that gnome-screensaver is not supported in Trusty and it was suggested that I install xscreensaver instead. The ...
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How do I lock the screen after resuming from hibernation?

I've been able to successfully hibernate and resume my Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop PC using procedure that I've documented in this answer. However, I now have a problem that whenever the PC resumes, it does ...
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Lock screen asks for password on no-password account

The Ubuntu lock screen always asks for a password even when the account does not have password. In my opinion, it should be exactly like the login screen: a button "connect >" for accounts that don't ...
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How do I stop the constant requests for a password?

I am 70 years old and losing my memory. The only other person here is my wife, who I trust with everything. I have Ubuntu set to automatically log me in when I boot the system. I need to stop the ...