If I am doing nothing for about 10 minutes or so, then my OS is locked and I have to login again which is very annoying. How can I disable this security feature?
I had the same problem and solved it one hour ago. Here is how I did it:
In the drop-down Application-menu choose:
Usual applications / Preferences /Settings
This opens the window All Settings. Here, click on
Privacy (top row, 4th icon from the left),
which opens another window, where you click on the
top item in the table, to open even another window!
Now you finally can switch the screen saver off completely or choose another time span.
Kali Linux keeps locking the screen when not used for a short period of time
You need to configure "Light Locker" to stop automatically locking the session.
- Click the icon at the top left of the screen (Kali Linux Logo)
- From the popup menu, click "Settings"
- From the next popup menu, click "Power Manager"
- Confirm that "XfcePower Manager" window has opened
- In the "XfcePower Manager" window, click the tab "Security"
- From the "Security" tab:
- Change drop down "Automatically lock this session" to "Never"
- Uncheck "Lock screen when system is going to sleep"
As the question is a bit old now, latest versions of Kali should have Settings located in the top right-hand corner of the screen when you click the down arrow. Then click the tools icon on the bottom left of that menu.
Alternatively, if in gnome GUI (default) you can use the following command in terminal to launch settings:
Once in settings, screen lock is located under Privacy on the left menu.