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How to lock Ubuntu home screen as Windows i.e., WIN-L

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I'm new to ubuntu... bear with me plz ;) It's a nice world tho!!! – r0ca Oct 13 '10 at 18:48
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Thanks for the info! – r0ca Oct 13 '10 at 19:44
up vote 10 down vote accepted

System -> Preferences -> Keybord Shortcuts.

Select Lock Screen and type Win+l

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I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo Z61p; I can change the shortcut to <kbd>Win+l</kbd>, it gets recorded as <kbd>Super+l</kbd>. However it doesn't work. – mark Jul 6 '12 at 6:24
Also, if you want win+L in addition (rather than replacing) the default, you can set it up as a custom shortcut to execute gnome-screensaver-command -l – Darien Jan 14 '14 at 19:18

Try Ctrl+Alt+L

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Yes, that's the default shortcut. You can change it as described in my post though. – Tronic Oct 13 '10 at 18:51
Actually, for someone used to Win + L your solution is better. +1 – Casual Coder Oct 13 '10 at 18:55
Both answers are good for me. The only thing is that I wanted Win-L since I'm brain-MS-washed. – r0ca Oct 13 '10 at 18:56

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