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Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

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Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:01 pm
New user here, very impressed with KDE. One issue I'm having is that I want to stop the screen from locking every time I leave the computer for a few minutes. I'm on a Gateway desktop, with an AMD dual core and 6 GB Ram, and a 8400GS video card. Nobody but me uses the computer, so I don't need to lock the screen. I have unchecked all boxes in Settings relating to lock and suspend, but it still locks after 10 minutes (it may even be less; I can't run to the bathroom without having to enter my password). Is there a way to do it? I know it's a security feature, but again, I don't need it, I'm retired and the only other person in the house is my wife, who does not use Linux (although I hope to get her using it before Windows 7 EOL, which is the reason I'm checking out Manjaro KDE: the more like Windows the better for her).
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Re: Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm
You might also check in Power Management as that has things like Screen Energy Saving (screen timeout, likely 5 or 10 minutes) and Lock screen on resume.


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Re: Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:12 am
airdrik wrote:You might also check in Power Management as that has things like Screen Energy Saving (screen timeout, likely 5 or 10 minutes) and Lock screen on resume.

Yes, I have unchecked all the boxes. I even set it to lock after one hour. It still locks after just a few minutes.
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Re: Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 pm
Solved! I was looking in the wrong place (power management). I finally discovered that the setting was in Settings/Workspace/Desktop Behavior/Screen Locking. It was set for 5 minutes, which must be the default. I just unchecked it.
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Ah, I'd assumed you'd already checked there; but I guess that was the less obvious of the two places.
This may be an "opportunity" to rearrange some of those options to be a little more intuitive.


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Re: Can Screen Lock Be Disabled?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:29 pm
airdrik wrote:Ah, I'd assumed you'd already checked there; but I guess that was the less obvious of the two places.
This may be an "opportunity" to rearrange some of those options to be a little more intuitive.

Perhaps. This is my first experience with Manjaro or KDS. I have experience with a dozen or so other distros, and they usually have this setting under "Privacy." I guess I was conditioned by that to look for it there, or under Power. I really need to familiarize myself better with new distros anyway, especially one that is not Ubuntu-based. I don't know how many other folks care about this. It may be that most don't mind having to password every time they leave for 5 minutes, as the security thus afforded is important.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:30 pm
I think it depends on the individual and the use case.
In corporate environments, locking your session whenever you leave your desk is pretty much mandatory to avoid suspicious people accessing the company network using your computer. While most people get into the habit of explicitly locking their session when they get up, having it auto-lock after a certain timeout is a useful safeguard for that time when you forget.
At home people can usually assume that their computer is safe (enough) and are more likely to trade security for convenience with things like auto-login and disabling auto-lock.


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