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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Prevent light-locker from setting volume to 100%

I'm on 14.04 with XFCE. When I lock the screen it appears to mute the system volume (or perhaps just mute anything from the locked session?). When I log back in the volume is reset to 100%. This ...
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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 can i prevent the wifi to auto disconnects when idle

After few minutes when my laptop is idle it's automatically locks the screen and disconnects from the wireless network and then reconnects when I unlock the screen. Is it possible to change this ...
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How can I set a different screen timeout time when on battery than if I am plugged in?

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 only provides a single option: "Turn screen off when inactive for: x minutes" that applies regardless of whether my laptop is plugged in or not. I want to change this setting ...
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ubuntu 12.10 lock-screen unlockable with old ldap password

I have an ldap server that serves Ubuntu clients and there is a problem when unlocking the screen after a user has changed their password. Initial login works as expected: the user can log in with ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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lightdm: lock session after (only) auto-login

I'd like to be able to have my KDE session started with lightdm auto login but lock immediately. But if I logout and then back in, I don't want the lock. I found this bug: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor lock screen not blanking both screens properly

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS 64-bit to 14.04LTS 64-bit. My system is a desktop using the NVIDIA GeForce 210 card connected to two identical Samsung SMS23A350H monitors via HDMI cables. I'm ...
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How to disable caps lock on boot

Is there a way to disable the Caps Lock at boot, so it won't bother me when logging in? Laptop: old Multicom Xishan W530E bought at http://multicom.no. OS: Ubuntu 14.04. My latop has a problem with ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 desktop lockscreen resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 desktop - my lockscreen defaults away from my set resolution on main screen to the default of 1920x1080 - how can I mend this to match main screen 1280x960? thanks
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Pattern Lock Screens

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 and after getting some things tweaked so it's usable converted (i.e. tablet-mode). I have one remaining issue - I need the keyboard to unlock. I'm ...
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How do I get the old lock screen in 14.04?

Is it possible to revert to the old (12.04-13.xx) lock screen from the current Unity lock screen in Ubuntu? If so, how can I do it from the terminal? I have to script this change across 200+ ...
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Screen locks after a few seconds

Ubuntu 14.04 locks my screen after a few second. I don't always have to log in after this happens. Most of the time I do. It's about every 20-30 seconds that I have to do this. I have tried to change ...
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lock/unlock events for in C++ app which should not depend on screen savers

We have a product, which was developed for Windows. Because of customer request we are developing it for Linux also. So being a beginner to Linux, have migrated most of it (which I loved it). Now got ...
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Xubuntu doesn't allow music to play when I lock screen

If I'm locking my screen with xflock4 while playing some music, the music pauses. However, it resumes as soon as I login again. How do I play my music while my screen is locked?
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Black screen after screen off on 13.10

I swtiched "Turn screen off when inactive for" to 3 minutes and Lock screen after screen goes off to on. The problem is that after the screen is off, when I try to come back I can`t do anything, the ...
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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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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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How to enable lightdm as lock-screen in ubuntu 12.10?

How to set lock-screen to lightdm logon? Now the lock screen is ugly. I googled and said it was carried into ubuntu 12.04 already. But I can't found this feature even in 12.10 now. Anyone can help or ...
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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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Why does my thinkpad log in automatically if I lock my screen, shut my lid and then reopen it?

I've noticed some strange behaviour while working today. If I lock my screen with ctrl+alt+l it takes me to the login screen. If I then decide to shut my laptop it suspends correctly. But when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 screen lock policy

We have a security policy that the Ubuntu desktops have to lock the screen after 10 minutes.I use to use xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 for this by removing gnome-screensaver and overwriting the config ...
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How can I disable all locking in 14.10?

I don't want the machine to prompt for password on resume from suspend, I don't want the machine to lock after a certain period of inactivity. At the moment, I only want it to lock a) when it boots ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...
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Unable to lock screen Ubuntu 14.04 fresh installation

How I can enable screen lock feature. The screen in system setting is disabled. So I am not able to enable it.
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Lubuntu 14.04 Session loss upon screen locking and power management issues

When I screen lock (ctrl + alt + del) on my Lubuntu 14.04 LTS system, my session is restarted when I log back in. This causes me to lose any programs I had running prior to the lock. Power management ...
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System is locked for inactivity even though that setting is turned off

I have my Brightness & Lock settings like this: And this used to work like I wanted to - screens turned off after ten minutes, no password was required to start again. However, since about a ...
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Change current song from lock screen

We have a Sonos box in our office which is connected to my laptop. Music source is Spotify for Ubuntu. Usually I try to skip songs which aren't "office compatible" (like when it's too edgy or so). ...
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Gnome 3.12 logout button gone from menu

Logout entry from gnome menu has disappeared all of a sudden. How can I get it back? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit wit Gnome 3.12
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How to prevent accidental unlocking?

I have a machine at work running tmux and xmonad that I lock with slock. I frequently need to ssh into it from a remote location, and, based on testing this in person, accidentally killing the slock ...
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Can't lock screen through unity

I can't lock my screen through keyboard shortcut or dropdown menu. Here's the twist - I CAN lock it by running gnome-screensaver-command -l in a terminal. How do I diagnose this?
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How to make the screen stay off until a “real” input

When I lock my session with Super + L or with Ctrl + Alt + L, the computer locks itself and after about 5 seconds the screen begins to fade to black, and then turns off (no signal). Sometimes it ...
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synergy and ubuntu lock screen problem on ubuntu 12.04

I have a setup on work with a Ubuntu 12.04 and a Windows 7 PC which share same keyboard and same mouse via synergy. On Ubuntu the synergy server is running, on the Windows 7 the synergy client is ...
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Force lock screen password input to NOT use Japanese iBus IME

Since I upgraded my 2 laptops from 13.10 to 14.04, I sometimes have a problem entering password to exit lock screen: When typing in the password field of the lock screen, I see that the usual dark ...
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Disable lock screensaver

The latest update for 14.04 changed the lock screen behaviour. For a while during development of 14.04, the lock screen would not run the screensaver - just lock the screen. The following links to ...
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LightDM will not start & xserver problems Ubuntu 12.04

I've been having an issue with resume after suspend for the past week and a half or so. After waking up the lock screen would be displayed, but I would not be able to type in my password. My ...
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Cannot enter password in lock screen dialog after long suspend

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.10 and recently I've noticed that after my ASUS K56CB laptop goes into suspend mode, and is left like that for a long time (about an hour or more), the password input ...