Questions tagged [lock-screen]

Locking the computer screen prevents others from viewing or using it without unlocking it through a specific act.

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Disable playing audio when locked

If I'm playing a video (for example on YouTube) and put my computer in sleep mode, when it wakes up, it will keep playing audio and display the video title in the corner despite it being locked and ...
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Where to get lock screen background file in windows 10 [duplicate]

TLDR There is cool background images displayed in my lock screen. I want to save those files as my favorite background, how? Details Previously in windows 10 we have the top right corner saying "...
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Windows 10 Goes to Lock Screen after 1 Minute

Issue: This began a few days ago and I am struggling to figure out what is causing my Windows to jump to the lock screen after 60 seconds of inactivity. Each time, the lock screen appears and ...
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Gentle Restart or Shutdown from win10 lockscreen on startup

I have recently noticed while booting up my PC sometimes it has said no display signal (I have 2 monitors and I can't seem to get any connection from them when it does this) and simply pressing the ...
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Where to find windows lock screen pictures [duplicate]

I have a custom lock screen pictures for Win 10, but I am not able to find out where windows stores the pictures. Can somebody tell me please where are they stored on the disc? It is the only copy and ...
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How can I make Windows 10 ignore all keyboard and mouse input for the next X seconds?

I just spilled a whole cup of coffee all over my keyboard and desk. After cursing the situation, I pressed WinKey + L to enter the "lock mode" state of a Windows PC, where the only thing shown (at ...
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MSI MAG341CQ monitor causes Ubuntu to fail to return from lockscreen; monitor also intermittently fails to power on without cycling screen res

I recently purchased a MSI MAG341CQ monitor and it is inducing all sorts of interesting failure states in my setup. I am currently running it in tandem with a HP 1440p monitor on Ubuntu 20.04, and am ...
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In Windows 10, how do I boot directly into the login screen? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, booting up took you directly to the Login Screen where you could immediately start typing your password. By contrast, Windows 10 (or perhaps 8) introduced an intermediate Lock Screen ...
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xfdesktop error after inactivity “None of the screen lock tools ran successfully, the screen will not be locked”

I user lightdm and xfce on my laptop. It's a new installation. Every time the screen turns off from inactivity (or close the lid), I would see the lightdm login screen. However, after I log in, and ...
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When I lock my computer, some sort of macro is run. How do I find the offending program?

Problem: Frequently (~5%) of the time, when I lock the computer (win + L), the computer goes to the lock screen then the "Project" window (w + P) is displayed almost immediately, followed by: When I ...
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Windows GPO Lock Screen

I configured the GPO in the computer section to lock the screen after 10 minutes inactivity and applied it to all clients. That works so far but I need to exclude some clients which don't need it. So ...
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Windows sometimes forces me to ctrl + alt + del to unlock it

When I unlock my home PC, I often get in a situation like this: background is the current windows lock screen image no text like "press ctrl+alt+del" no field to type my password if I click or press ...
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I keep on getting logged out after X minutes inactivity on Windows 10 Professional

My dashboard PC that running Windows 10 Professional keep log-out after several minutes of inactivity. I have done the following: Disable Screen Saver Power Setting set all to never Enable AutoLogon ...
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Change lockscreen wallpaper on Xfce Kali Linux

After a lot of failures while searching for a solution in the net I am setting this again, this time for Kali 2020.1 release. I have tried: Changing the images path referred in /usr/share/images/...
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Kali Linux: Screen lock --> weird sleep mode

I am running Kali Linux with the Xfce desktop environment (dual boot with Win10) on a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370. Xfce version: 4.14 First issue: Whenever I lock my screen, my laptop goes into some ...
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How can I stop Debian10 inside VirtualBox from loging me out when returning form screen lock

I have a Debian 10 inside a VirtualBox VM with the XFCE window manager. Whenever I leave the VM Window unattended for some time, the screen lock engages and I'm asked for my password when returning ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen controls grayed out

My lock screen controls are grayed out, and there is a banner at the top saying "Some of these settings are hidden or locked by your organization". As per the instructions at https://techdows.com/...
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Lockscreen suddenly requires ctrl+alt+del to show login

Every once in a while my lock screen suddenly requires me to press ctrl+alt+del in order to bring up the password screen. Normally pressing any key will do just fine but nothing seems to work. This ...
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Unable to change lock screen wallpaper

I am unable to change my lock screen wallpaper. It just keeps going back to the one I set way before or the default wallpaper with green mountains. The usual way of changing the lock screen ...
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Lock Screen - Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organization

I have this message on the lock screen screen. I've tried many way to fix it: I do not have the NoLockScreen key Allow Telemetry is at full Disabled my antivirus tried O&O ShutUp10 software I ...
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Auto Lock Windows 10 on Hibernate

Does anyone know if it is possible to auto lock your computer when you put the machine into Hibernate. I know I can lock the computer first then hibernate it but I am wondering if it is possible to do ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - Changing default lock screen background

Regardless of what my lock screen background is configured to be, the default lock screen background is still the default eoan ermine. My own lock screen only shows up when I explicitly lock my ...
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How to disable media controls on Windows 10 lock screen?

Windows 10 (I'm using version 1903) enables handling of media playback from the lock screen. It would be fine if it limited itself to audio explicitly played by me, but this has recently for some ...
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Shutdown after N invalid attempts (lockscreen + tty)

I've seen this question on AskUbuntu about monitoring lockscreen. However, imagine having an encrypted drive + home partition. Both are mounted and available while you are logged in. The thing is, ...
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Is there a way to know the total time computer was unlocked per day?

In other words, I unlocked my PC for 3 hours today, Locked it for 1 hour and then unlocked it for another 3 hours. what can tell me that the computer was active for only 6 hours today?
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Windows 10 Lock Screen turning black&white after PC turns on

Last few days I noticed that after I turn the PC on, when the Lock Screen shows up its black and white (greyscale). I don't know why its this way, or is this a new feature? I did not install a feature ...
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Xubuntu kills all apps after login

I am using Xubuntu 18.04. After fresh install I customized my desktop as I usually do (installed some packages and changed some config). Anyhow I am not sure when it began but once I locked screen (...
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What screen locker locks my LXDE session?

I run a Debian derivate Linux distribution with LXDE with openbox and I guess lightdm (at least it is installed). After boot I see a classical login form. Now when I am afk the screen gets locked by ...
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How can I configure Microsoft Windows so that each time Microsoft Windows gets locked it kills a specific process before the lock?

How can I configure Microsoft Windows so that each time Microsoft Windows gets locked (WIN + L) it kills a specific process before the lock?
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Youtube keeps playing in locked screen on Fedora - is it a privacy concern?

While trying to search for this problem, I only got results like "how to prevent locking a screen while watching a video". I have an opposite question. Playing a youtube video in Firefox on Fedora, I ...
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How do I block all network connections when I lock the screen (and resume when unlocking) in macOS?

Looking to block all network traffic anytime I am away from the computer. I tried putting the iMac to sleep every time I step away and changed the sleep mode to be hibernation as well changed energy-...
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Windows 10 lock screen: ask for username shortcut

On a Windows 10 lock screen, one can configure through policy settings whether it will let you pick one user from a list, or ask for the username. If the lock screen gives a list, is there a way from ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen - Windows Spotlight - Launch Chrome for links

On the Windows 10 lock screen, set to Windows Spotlight, there are "text box" links that will give you more information about the image once you sign in. These links automatically launch Microsoft ...
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Closed windows reappears blank after the screen lock

On the Windows 10 of a colleague of mine, when he lock the session and login again, the windows he have closed during the previous session reappears, with the body completely blank. Furthermore they ...
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Disable media controls on the Windows 10 lock screen

Pretty simple question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. All I want to do is disable the media player controls that appear on the Windows 10 lock screen. The screenshot below shows what ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Wallpaper Forced Refresh

Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 Has anyone figured out a way to force a refresh of the desktop wallpaper and lock/logon screen on the fly (immediate) as of yet? I can change both via GPOs, but they will ...
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Windows 8.1 - what do I need to change to use a different string in authui.dll.mui?

I have a build which is using misleading text on the lock screen. Doing some research I discovered that the related file is authui.dll.mui. Using Resource Hacker I have looked into the file and seen ...
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Kill the screen lock and restore X session in XFCE

I'm not big on graphical / windowed desktop environments and was using XFCE as a way to avoid clutter / having to deal with a lot of settings, but recently I ran into a problem: the lock screen ...
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Windows 10 sometimes hangs on the loading screen after i press ctrl+alt+del to unlock

I have a Dell latitude laptop with windows 10 enterprise edition. Many a times, i would press ctrl+alt+del when it is locked and it would get stuck on a blue screen with a loading circle in the middle,...
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Lock Screen image gets changed by itself (Windows 10)

Lock Screen image gets changed to an album cover of a song (The Shins- New Slang). I have no idea why. I have to change it back every time. How do I stop this? Edit: I got it. Delete contents in C:\...
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How Can Windows 10 When Locking Go to Lock Screen?

Is there a way to get a PC running Windows 10 Pro to go to the lock screen when locking instead of the login screen? Scenario: Three tested computers go to lock screen on boot. Locking a PC ...
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Windows 10 lock screen - display my own random images

Windows spotlight will display one of a set of images provided my MS at random. I appreciate the variety, but not MS's taste in landscapes. I want to be able to choose my own set of images, while ...
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W10 disable welcome screen, but keep lock screen?

Is this possible via a regedit or something? To reiterate: the welcome screen is the one where you select a user account and type in your password (if you've set one), and the lock screen is the one ...
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GUI can't start while redhat6 is lcoked

We are on redhat6. I've got the command line to start a GUI which I want to be run before I come in for the day, so that my working setup is loaded by that time (sadly I've no control over the fact ...
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Is processes terminated when a user locks their account on Windows 10?

So let's say a user is downloading large files where he's going to leave the computer downloading in his office. Will the processes be terminated or paused (not just download but any possible running ...
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How to prevent windows server from locking?

I want to prevent a Windows server from ever locking. I'm using AWS EC2 and I am connecting with RDP. I tried autologin but it is obviously not working. I've a script which is running in the ...
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Windows 10: How to Lock (not sleep) laptop on lid close?

If my laptop is plugged in I want closing the lid to automatically lock the computer, without putting it to sleep. I don't see an option to do this in Power Options: Is there a hack to achieve this?
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Win10: How can I set a background image for the logon screen when the user restarted the computer?

First of all, I do not want to use the lock-screen in Windows 10, but only the logon screen. I already figured out that there are two different logon screens: first, the one displayed when a user logs ...
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Custom lock screen image - Terminal Server 2012 over RDP

Wanting to set a custom lock screen background image for when session is locked due to idle time. Running a terminal services farm setup so users will be connecting over RDP. Anyone able to advise if ...
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Unable to delete in %WinDir%\System32\OOBE\Info\Backgrounds

I've got a PS script (deploying through SCCM) that needs to delete the items in %windir%\System32\OOBE\Info\Backgrounds, but it outright refuses to do so. If I do it manually, it works perfectly. ...

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