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When system screen is locked one have to provide password before doing anything else.

However, I would like to use my keyboard's multimedia keys (e.g. change volume up and down) without typing the password first. How can I achieve this?

System is Ubuntu 10.04, quite default setup. Multimedia keys work flawlessly when the screen is not locked.

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I'ts been two years - Was this ever put into a release? – Utkarsh Sinha Sep 28 '12 at 5:48
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I don't think that is possible with the current screensavers, by design.

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