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Old 02-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #1
taylorkh
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Gnome3 - How to get rid of the "curtain" which covers the Desktop?


There is probably a simple answer - but in Gnome3, who knows? I have a temporary development machine setup with CentOS 7 and Gnome3. As I am not concerned about access security and am constantly moving back and forth across my office between my normal PC and the development box I have turned off screen saver and screen locking.

Every couple of minutes the "curtain" like screen, which displays the time and date, covers the Desktop and the display goes black. If I want to see the status of an ongoing compile for example I must move the mouse or hit some key to bring back the time/date curtain screen and then hit Esc to clear that darned thing out of the way?

Would someone please tell me how to turn off this "feature"?

Many TIA,

Ken
 
Old 02-27-2017, 09:31 PM   #2
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Look in the settings for the "lock screen" setting. I'm using KDE on my CentOS VM right now, so I can't look up the exact path (I think it's under "Display" or "Window Behavior," but I'm not sure), but maybe this link will help:

https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-...een.html.en_GB

The default setting makes some sense in a office setting where one is not to leave one's computer unattended. They are quite irritating in a home use setting.

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks frankbell. I use Mate on all of my CentOS 7 and Ubuntu machines physical and virtual. I had setup a quick "developer" machine from the everything DVD to attempt to build a package from source. I did not bother to replace Gnome3 with Mate for this temporary job. I will poke around in the settings and see if I can turn the darned "curtain" off before I dispose of the developer VM. Just to see if it can be done

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Old 03-05-2017, 01:02 PM   #4
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It seems that it is also necessary to turn off "Automatic suspend" under power management. That seems to have done the trick on CentOS 7.3. There also seems to be a Gnome extension but I have not tried it https://extensions.gnome.org/extensi...screen-shield/

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