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Every time when I close and open the lid of my Laptop, Ubuntu asks for password, which is very annoying.

Can I get rid of it? I am using Ubuntu 16.04

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Under the Settings (Gear Icon in launcher), click on the Brightness and Lock icon and at the bottom of it's window, uncheck the "Require a password when coming back from suspend".

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