I have my machine set to time out after 5 minutes and shut off the display and require password.
The inconvenience comes from the fact that I often work on another machine and reference the first one, so when the first one times out, I have to stop what I am doing to type a password.
What I would like is an option similar to what a lot of android phones do: turn off the display at the 5 minute timeout, but not actually lock the screen until a few seconds later. That way, if the screen shuts off while I'm using it, I can just move the mouse quickly and it will come right back up. However if I walk away it will actually lock on its own.
Can this be done? I'm using Mint 13