Using Brightness & Lock I can set the time when the computer will go to inactive mode:

Turn screen off when inactive for [1 minute].

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After the time set, the screen fades out and then it becomes black, completely.

When I move the mouse or I press a key it turns on, again.

Is there any possible way to fade in the screen when it turns on from inactivity mode?

  • I don't believe there is a "fade in" effect included. – Thomas Ward Jun 2 '13 at 19:25
  • @TheLordofTime, Sure, this isn't included. Is there any application that does that? – Ionică Bizău Jun 3 '13 at 3:51
  • I know of no application that can do that to provide that functionality. – Thomas Ward Jun 3 '13 at 19:22

There's no "fade in" effect for login in Unity/Compiz yet, as KDE does, but you can promote the idea to implement it in next milestones. Is posted here for long time:


Hope that this helped you.

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  • Isn't possible to build a simple application that does this? Also, not only for login but for returning from inactive mode, also. – Ionică Bizău Jun 8 '13 at 18:37
  • I didn't find anything, sorry, only that brainstorm. – Leo Jun 8 '13 at 19:27

There are no applications that do that or anything like what you want.

Of course it is a matter of developing a software that does that. If you have the time and expertise to do that go to Launchpad Blueprints, there you will be able to receive help from other developers. You will need to know what you are doing ; they won't do the work for you.

But if you don't have time and expertise you can use Ubuntu Brainstorm, as Leopoldo already pointed out. This idea already exists there: Ubuntu login fade-in.

Also you can file a bug at Launchpad requesting the feature and it will be marked as Wishlist, and depending how many users mark the bug as affecting them, the feature might end up being released by the Ubuntu team.

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