Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139532
Lenience when unlocking screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
Often when I am talking to someone at my desk, my screensaver kicks in.
Not wanting the screensaver to kick in, I immediately move my mouse to turn it off.
This doesn't work under Linux, and it would be nice if it did.
A couple of seconds grace would be good (Windows does do this).
I realise that this feature is debatable, since a password protected screensaver
coming on implies that the computer is locked.
The solution to the problem would be to enhance xscreensaver's "fade to black
when blanking" option.
During the "fade to black", any movement would cancel the screensaver.
You can accomplish this by setting "Lock Screen After" to 1. So the screen
would go black after (say) 5 minutes, and then lock at minute 6. Between
minutes 5 and 6, mouse motion will unblank without asking for a password.
You can get smaller resolution than 60 seconds by editing .xscreensaver by hand
(but the GUI rounds off to minutes.)
Thanks for the tip, but it does something different to what I was hoping for.
I'm paranoid, and like my screensaver coming on to mean that the screen is
locked. Your suggestion would mean that this was not the case :/
I was hoping that there could be a short time during the fade that would let me
cancel the screensaver starting.
*** Bug 150760 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
You did it! :)
*** Bug 174311 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
These bugs are being closed since a large number of updates have been released
after the FC5 test1 and test2 releases. Kindly update your system by running yum
update as root user or try out the third and final test version of FC5 being
released in a short while and verify if the bugs are still present on the system
.Reopen or file new bug reports as appropriate after confirming the presence of
this issue. Thanks
"I was hoping that there could be a short time during the fade that would let me
cancel the screensaver starting."
(In reply to comment #4)
> You did it! :)
It's broken again now.
It's still broken (it was fixed recently too, oh well).
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
Hi guys, this should be fixed again. Please reopen if you still see the problem
with the latest gnome-screensaver packages.