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Make Screenlock background black (SOLVED)
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:39:00 pm »
Hello everyone!

I'm a brand new Peppermint user, running Pepermint 7.  LOVE IT!!

Question:  I want the screenlock to show a BLACK background behind the round clock, instead of a blurry version of what is on my desktop. 

I figured out that I can manually add a Screenlock icon to my main panel, then modify the command line from the default "lxlock" to "i3lock -c 000000", which works great when I manually click on it..

However, when the auto-time-out screenlock kicks in after the assigned 15 minutes, that STILL invokes the default screenlock showing the blurred copy of what was open on my desktop at the time.

So, my question is:  How to I customize the auto-time-out screenlock to also show a black background, and not a blurry copy of my desktop contents?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Go Peppermint! :)
« Last Edit: December 09, 2016, 10:25:15 am by techmonster »
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Re: Make Screenlock background black
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 06:11:45 pm »
Hi techmonster, and welcome to the forum:

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo pluma /usr/bin/lxlock
fine the lines:-
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elif which i3lock >/dev/null; then
    /usr/lib/i3lock-fancy/i3lock-fancy
and change them to:-
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elif which i3lock >/dev/null; then
    i3lock -c 000000
#    /usr/lib/i3lock-fancy/i3lock-fancy
SAVE the file and exit pluma.

See if Ctrl+Alt+L results in a black background.
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Re: Make Screenlock background black
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 10:24:28 am »
PCNetSpec -

You Rock!  That was exactly what I was looking for and it works perfectly!  Thank you a ton for your quick and spot-on help.

As a supplementary commentary, I just wanted to mention that I have been trying & using a BUNCH of various Linux distros over the past 12  to 18 months (with the intro of Windows 10's unacceptable privacy invasion tactics, I've finally had enough of Uncle Billy's products, unless it's completely unavoidable).  Ranging from OpenSuse Leap, CentOS (KDE and Gnome), Fedora (25), Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint Cinnamon, Linux Mint MATE, and a few others.

Peppermint 7 is by FAR the BEST distro of all of them. 

    1.  It allows users to just "install it and use it" as-is
    2.  or if you want, tweak to make it your own
    3.  it can actually see and communicate with exisiting Windows LAN resourees without having to become a linux programmer (for example, Fedora 25 has a HORRIBLE issue with seeing/browsing to windows shares, printers, etc)
    4.  It's FAST and Lean, but totally full-featured.

Team peppermint has put out, IMHO, THE best Linux product.

I finally found m y Linux Home!

keep up the incredible work!


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Re: Make Screenlock background black (SOLVED)
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 11:03:44 am »
You're most welcome techmonster, thanks for the kind words .. it's an honour to be part of Team Peppermint, specially when we receive positive feedback like this :)
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Re: Make Screenlock background black
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 07:14:41 pm »
I finally found my Linux Home!

Welcome aboard  home, techmonster !   ;D