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Old 01-14-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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How to disable Lock Screen when close laptop screen?

I'm running Ubuntu Breezy with GNOME on my laptop and it automatically locks the screen when I close the lid on my laptop. Often I'm working, and I want to get up and move the laptop, so I close the lid and it goes into Lock Screen mode. This is very annoying because then I have to log in again.

It would be nice if I could just disable the Lock Screen function for lid closing, but I would settle for being about to disable the Lock Screen function all the time in GNOME. Anyone know how to do this?
Old 01-15-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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Try this, click on Desktop -> GNOME control center, select screen saver and uncheck "lock when active". That is what I had to do with my thinkpad.
Old 01-16-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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I can't seem to find the GNOME Control Center through the menu system. I'm using GNOME 2.12.1 on Ubuntu, so maybe it is named something different. Does anyone know a way to invoke it from the command line?


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