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How can I lock my screen and keep my youtube playlist going?

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  • Ctrl+Alt+L doesn't work for you? you should include more information as if what you have tried already or etc...
    – JoKeR
    Apr 6, 2015 at 20:02
  • Ctrl+Alt+L nor Super+L work for me, and my version of ubuntu (12.04? the stable one) doesn't have the lock option you see below, just suspend i think (though it does have light locker). Apr 10, 2015 at 9:30
  • What desktop environment are you using? Is it official Ubuntu distro downloaded e.g. at ubuntu.com? That's weird because I used to run Ubuntu 12.04LTS Standard Unity before and it had locker indeed just pressing Ctrl+Alt+L always locked it.
    – JoKeR
    Apr 10, 2015 at 11:50
  • Well, i got a USB version somewhere and it updates regularly. Terminal sez i have Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Apr 11, 2015 at 12:42

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Run sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver, and then gnome-screensaver-command -l to lock your screen but keep processes running. Or, run sleep 1 && xset dpms force off to sleep your screen and do the same. You can set them as a shortcut on "Keyboard". YES!

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While playing the video, press Ctl+Alt+L.

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You can play the song from youtube and then lock the screen by

Super + L

Alternatively you can lock from menu:

Lock screen

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  • I don't have a key marked Super on my keyboard. What's an alternative?
    – LDC3
    Apr 6, 2015 at 18:36
  • Super is the key with Windows logo on it. It is next to the right Ctrl
    – Sh1d0w
    Apr 6, 2015 at 18:38
  • Ctrl+Alt+L nor Super+L work for me, and my version of ubuntu (12.04? the stable one) doesn't have the lock option you see below, just suspend i think (though it does have light locker). – Apr 10, 2015 at 9:31

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