Bug 963129 - gnome-screensaver reveals desktop when screen is locked
gnome-screensaver reveals desktop when screen is locked
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-15 04:05 EDT by Ondrej Kos
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:22 EST (History)
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Description Ondrej Kos 2013-05-15 04:05:35 EDT
Description of problem:

gnome-screensaver reveals desktop when screen is locked and network manager prompts for wi-fi password

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Steps to Reproduce:

1. laptop placed in dock-station, laptop display turned on, second display connected from dock-station via hdmi, both displays in full-hd resolution
2. enable wi-fi in area with known wi-fi network which prompts for password every time
3. cancel password prompt and lock screen 

Actual results:

after ~5 min, when network manager asks for wi-fi password again, the screen, which had mouse focus when locking, reveals it's content, the second screen stays off.

Expected results:

screen shouldn't show anything when locked

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Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2013-08-06 16:04:20 EDT
This might be a duplicate of Bug 906126.  I am also wondering if it makes a difference if Nautilus is managing the desktop?

Also, is this just the background image of the desktop, or desktop icons and open windows and stuff?  I'm seeing the background image in the screensaver in Fedora 19 but haven't seen anything else recently, so this might be fixed in 19.
Comment 2 Ondrej Kos 2013-08-07 04:38:24 EDT

I some form, it might be duplicate of metioned bug, however, it behaves a little bit differently.

The screen is revealed when some window is showed up while the screen is locked, in my case, it's happening when the network manager prompts for password, or when thunderbird pops a calendar notification.
These are not being shown, the screen reveals exactly what was there when the screen was locked (being it browser, terminal, mail client, whatever). Then I need to type password blindly (no prompt for password) and after unlocking, the window which triggered this (wifi pwd, thunderbird notification, etc.) shows up - from this I suppose that the popup is the culprit.

I use dual screen and only the one which shows the prompt is revealed (mouse focus?) the other stays off.

I can send you a "screenshot," if you want.

Not using Nautilus, but Nemo, so there might be the same bug.

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