Questions tagged [lock-screen]

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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Adjusting gap between time and date on 18.04 lock screen

I would like to move the time and date lines closer on the lock screen, but I couldn't find a right parameter to use. I attached the relevant part of my /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm3.css for your ...
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Ability to lock computer for productivity

Is there a program similar to this for ubuntu https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tomka.lockmyphone ? This app locks the phone for selected periods of time during selected intervals. Or is ...
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HP laptop: when I close the lid the screen locks. How do I disable this behavior?

I went to Settings>Privacy. It says Screen Lock Off How can that be? If I close the laptop and then open it again, I find a screen showing the date/time in big characters. Then I press the Esc key ...
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Display terminal output on lock screen

I would like to display the output of a terminal program while the program is running on lock screen. The application for this should give me the flexibility to, for example, leave top running on the ...
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Disabling lock screen-scrennsaver on Utuntu 18.04.1 in a deployment environment

Hi I am trying to disable the lock screen on Ubuntu machines who are being deployed via network and an sh pre environment script where commands like wget, apt install -y, etc are available. I've ...
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Two mouse cursors after lock and switch user on ubuntu 20.10

Ubuntu 20.10 and all software up to date Reproducing: Prerequisites: enable Fractional Scaling in Settings / Displays and set scale to 125%, 150% or 175% Use shortcut [super + L] / [win + L] or menu ...
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Ubuntu KDE unlock screen

I have an issue with the unlock screen in KDE. When I lock my screen, then try to unlock it. I have no prompt to type my password. Nothing. Just a blank screen with the background image. I have to ...
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Engage lockscreen (password input screen) without going blank

I want to be able to lock my screen without it going blank. I've set 'gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0' and 'gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay 600'. So now my ...
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Super+L doesn't lock screen if auto-login is on

I have activated auto login in Settings -> Users -> Automatic Login Now Super+L does nothing. It should lock the screen. How can I restore Super+L behaviour? Ubuntu 20.10, GNOME 3.38, Linux 5.8
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Monitor configuration keeps resetting whenever I lock the computer

I have a setup consisting of two 22inch monitors. One runs at 144Hz which is supposed to be my primary and sits on the left of my desk, the other is 60Hz and sits on the right of me on my desk. I have ...
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Can't type after screen has locked, so can't unlock. Mouse works. Lubuntu 20.04

I'm using lubuntu 20.04. When the screen locks, due to inactivity, shutting the lid, or intentional locking, I sometimes can't log back in. What happens is that I have a first unlock screen. I type ...
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Get 18.04 LTS screen lock behaviour in 20.04

I've recently upgraded to 20.04 LTS. In the previous LTS, after 10 mins of no activity, the screen would lock. A little after it would power down the screen. This let my monitor go into power save ...
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Screen locking inappropriately and making it impossible to relog in

I have disabled the automatic screen locking feature, since I don't want my programs to be interrupted, and I turn off my monitors when I'm not using them anyways. Yet, recently, for some reason, the ...
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Edit Newly Added Lock Time in Ubuntu 20.04

Several new time period for Power Saving's Blank Screen option has been added via the terminal, such as by running the command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 3600 How can we ...
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Is it possible to set ctrl+alt+del to unlock?

On Windows I have a setting enabled so that when the PC is locked, I have to press ctrl+alt+del to get to the login screen instead of just pressing any key. Is there a way I can set this (or similar) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Monitors keep waking up every 10 seconds when computer is locked

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Desktop Machine, and when I lock the computer, it never goes to sleep. I noticed the monitors go to sleep and wake up every 10 seconds indefinitely. This is pretty bad ...
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Application Icons on Ubuntu Lockscreen

I noticed that I had Remmina Icon on Ubuntu lockscreen, I don't know what this mean. Could you please explain ? Thank you.
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Lock screen slow on Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, after bringing up lock screen from suspension, it does not react to any input from keyboard nor from mouse buttons, the cursor moves fine on screen. It's just the screen is frozen, ...
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Can't login or use TTY after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and it booted normally, but when I got to the login screen it wouldn't let me move my mouse or use my keyboard. I tried getting the terminal to open pressing ...
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Lock screen but keep wallpaper slideshow (Ubuntu 20.04)

Currently, my Ubuntu locks the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity and I'm perfectly fine with this. However, I'd prefer the screen doesn't power off after Ubuntu locks itself, so that I'm able to ...
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Lock screen does not work

Screen goes blank on screen lock according to the time it is set. The problem is that you press any key and screen comes on. No password needed. It is only screen off and not screen lock. I want the ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 turns off the screen right away

After a few minutes I leave my PC on without using it my PC monitor goes black and the screen freezes. Having XFCE as DE I changed the Power Manager settings but nothing changed. I hope to be able to ...
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Enable lock screen on Ubuntu Studio / Xubuntu 20.04

How to enable screen locking on my Ubuntu Studio 20.04? The answer to Automatic screen lock not working Ubuntu 20.04 says that screen locking is disabled because it can be bypassed. I can confirm the ...
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Prevent graphics output pause when entering lock screen

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome over X.org and lightdm as a session manager. I've noticed that when I enter the lock screen, X.org pause graphics output for applications running in the background....
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ACPI shutdown with locked user session

I try to backup an Ubuntu VirtualBox guest. VirtualBox save state is not a solution, because it's VirtualBox version dependent. So I need to do an ACPI shudown (with VirtualBox acpipowerbutton). The ...
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disabled autolocking on ubuntu 18 but laptop still turns off after a while

in power settings, i set black screen never, automatic suspend off on battery and when plugged in. in privacy setting, i turned screen lock to off. I feel like i've covered all the bases but ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu minimize all windows before locking the screen?

When Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 goes screen locked either automatically after some time or by the SuperKey+L command, I would like to have all windows minimized at the moment of logging in again. Is it ...
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Keep screen awake on Lockscreen Ubuntu 20.04

I'm looking for a way to keep my screen awake after locking the session (manual or auto). Or in other words, to auto-lock session without the screen to go blank as it actually works like this. I'm on ...
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Ubuntu 18.04-Replace default screen lock behavior with custom shell script

I'd like to override the default Ubuntu screen locking behavior. I have a shell script set up which does exactly what I want it to do when I run it manually, however, I cannot seem to find any way to ...
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Reorganize displays for lockscreen

[Ubuntu 20.04] I have 3 monitors, Each side by side. The issue is, during normal (while logged in) my main monitor, is of course the one in the middle. But at the lock screen, the displays are ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 unlocked after resume without asking for password

After resuming my laptop from suspend, I just noticed something crashed (screen went all black). When it came back, all the open windows had been placed differently. Now while that has happened more ...
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My computer does not show log-in window at one go. To log-in, I have to force-start the computer twice

I'm using ubuntu 16.04. This is happening for the last 1 week. Whenever I try to start my computer, it shows a blank purple-color page with no log-in window. Then I force shut down it from the power ...
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When locked, how to ensure the screen wakes up only on keyboard/mouse activity?

Usually, when I lock my X session (default Ubuntu 20.10), the screen goes off and remains so until I move the mouse or press a key. When some programs are running however (such as some games), it ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 two lock screens after idle

I upgraded from Xubuntu LTS 18.04 to 20.04 yesterday, XFCE version 4.14. When booting the system, I get this lock screen, which is the one I've always had since 18.04. Everything is fine with that one,...
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Gnome lockscreen does not allow to type in the password

I have the following problem - after updating to Ubuntu 20.04 and configuring gnome, the laptop goes into suspend mode when closing the lid. In 95% of the time, the lockscreen behaves as expected and ...
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disable the lock screen function on Ubuntu STUDIO 20.04.1

Many sources say to disable the lock screen function on ubuntu follows the same simple process.. In a nutshell... To disable Ubuntu lock screen, click the system menu at the top right corner and ...
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Monitors wake up immediately after lock

I changed my pc recently and reinstalled Ubuntu from scratch (20.04 LTS). Now when I lock the pc or when it locks automatically after 5 minutes (default setting), the monitors will turn themselves ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't get past lock screen when started (from USB)

I have ubuntu(20.04) installed in a usb and I have the BIOS set to boot into the usb when I start the laptop. Well the thing is that it actually boots in, shows the lock screen and everything is fine....
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Keyboard input frozen after wake. Ubuntu 20.4 dell inspiron p93g

I close the laptop (lid option is set to 'do nothing'). I return later to a lock screen. The keyboard will not move the lock screen at all. I can move the mouse, but clicking has no effect. Also, the ...
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I have an error when loading lock screen theme when starting Kubuntu

When I select a theme on Kubuntu, it's apply the theme but after restarting Kubuntu and loading the lock this error appear: I already tried the other themes, but it still didn't work even after I ...
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xflock4 : why button Changer user is disabled after resume?

On xubuntu 20.04.1 (multi user), since the installation (2 weeks) I have a problem with xflock4 : After resuming from suspend, the lock screen has a problem : the Changer user button is disabled (...
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Displays don't sleep when the computer is idle under gnome3

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1, with Gnome3 desktop. I have Screen Blank Delay set to 15 minutes in Settings > Privacy > Screen Lock, but this does nothing. When my computer is idle for longer than ...
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Screen not turning off after screen timeout in 20.04

I have this problem where the screen doesn't completely turn off and just fades to black with the pointer visible after the set time in GNOME's settings panel. It looks like this: Is there any fix ...
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Unable to login to ubuntu after it goes to lock screen automatically

I am not able to login in the auto lock screen after turning on automatic suspend. will turning off auto suspend resolve this
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Howto handle unresponsive lock screen

From time to time I'm confronted with an unresponsive lock screen, making it impossible to unlock my system after it went to sleep. Sometimes I can type my password and confirm with Enter and than ...
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Xubuntu lock screen showing up too late after closed lid

I'm on Xubuntu 20.04.1 on a MacBookAir6,2 running kernel 5.4.0-52-generic. When I close my laptop's lid my screen is supposed to lock. But when I open my lid, the screen turns on and shows the actual ...
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After system lock and unlock , the display for chrome and slack are not proper

Am using ubuntu v18.04 , bios v1.5.1 and display manager "Light Display Manager". After every lock and unlock of the dell laptop , few application UI are kind of messy. am unable to reuse ...
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Screen does not turn off and random freezes with Radeon OSS modules on Ubuntu 20.10

Ever since installing an AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT my screens won't completely blank when I lock the screen. They turn off momentarily, then either the backlight will turn on, a black screen with the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Turning brightness to low BUT NOT OFF when screen locked

I have a system with an Intel i7-3770k CPU (no external GPU), and a Samsung U28E590 monitor. Each time the monitor turns off and then on again it changes (lowers) the maximum resolution available to ...
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Lock screen on new RDP sessions on ubuntu desktop gnome 20.04

How do I enable automatic locking of the screen after I disconnect from RDP, or on reconnect (same anyhow)?. I want to do this in order to increase security, so you will be prompted with the lock ...

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