When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+L would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+L also locks the account. How can I get it back to where Ctrl+Alt+L activates the screensaver and the setting in the gear on the top right says "Activate screensaver" and not "Lock".


Go to system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts, and add a shortcut with the following command gnome-screensaver-command -a

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  • Another option is gnome-screensaver-command -l – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 20 '18 at 23:47

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