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Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:03:31 am »
When I awake the netbook after a suspend, I am clearly shown what was on the screen for several seconds before a translucent screen still shows it through a slight blur while I type the password.

This is screen locking, sure, but it's not exactly protecting privacy.

I suspect that the degree of translucency is a setting somewhere, but is there any way to have it start up without showing the underlying screen at all?

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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 07:28:06 am »
Try installing light-locker and light-locker-settings
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sudo apt-get install light-locker light-locker-settings
which should switch you to light-locker instead of i3lock
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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 02:34:50 pm »
(Does that, logs out, logs back in again, and suspends...)

Ah that's better - it's like the original login screen.

Thank you!

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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 09:11:12 am »
You're most welcome :)

If you're happy with the solution, can you please remember to mark the topic (SOLVED), you can do this by editing the FIRST posting in this topic and changing:-

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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 07:11:15 am »
I have noticed that if you press [F11] key to make a program fullscreen without it's borders,
this will defeat the screenlock - and it won't lock at all, on lid-close, for example.


« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 08:09:49 pm by inventiv.us »

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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 01:18:47 pm »
Have you tried light-locker ?
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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 08:12:01 pm »
Have you tried light-locker ?

I was just mentioning this for general awareness (and if anyone wishes to get the feedback for bug fixes).

I hadn't considered it pressing as I don't usually make something fullscreen like that.

I've installed it and I like that it has an option to disable it to revert back to the stock power manager.
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Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 06:03:20 pm »
Ahh, okay :)
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