GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 734638
No way to disable the drag-to-unlock feature of the screensaver/blanker
Last modified: 2014-08-12 12:39:41 UTC
There does not appear to be a way to disable the drag-to-unlock feature of the screensaver or blanker or whatever it's called.
It would be wonderful if an option to do this was provided (and if one exists, a pointer to the documentation would be useful, as a lot of Googling turned up nothing). Even if it's a hidden (but documented) option.
Please provide a usecase.
Problems cannot be solved without explaining the actual problem. :)
The use case is "I want to be able to shake my mouse (or press a single key) and see my desktop because that's how I like to work". In other words, I want it to work like every screensaver on every other PC platform that I've ever seen.
Drag-to-unlock makes a lot of sense if you have a touchscreen. But I don't, and I suspect that a large percentage of Linux-on-the-Desktop users don't have touchscreens either.
Some additional notes:
* I personally find this behavior confusing. On every computer that I've ever owned, any input device makes the screensaver go away. And if I had to explain how to make it go away to "my grandmother" I think she'd laugh at me (again, assuming no touchscreen, which I think is the majority of PC users)
* I see no benefit from the extra step. There may be one, but I just don't see it, so this just makes it take more time to go from blank screen to desktop
* I'm not suggesting that this become the default behavior for all users (I'll leave that discussion to somewhere else). I am only suggesting that there be some type of option, even if it's hidden, so that power users can have this behavior as an option
(In reply to comment #2)
> The use case is "I want to be able to shake my mouse (or press a single key)
> and see my desktop because that's how I like to work". In other words, I want
> it to work like every screensaver on every other PC platform that I've ever
So this is about the screen shield being shown even when (automatic) screen lock is disabled - this is already covered in bug 696330 (and to some extend in bug 720656), so marking as duplicate of the former.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 696330 ***