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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Remote desktop connection: Screen lock issue

I am using the remote desktop connection to connect to my Linux server. It was working alright, but for the last couple of days, I see that the screen in the remote desktop is getting locked again and ...
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Is Windows safe from BadUSB/Rubber Ducky on lock screen?

If there’s computer with the login screen on, will plugging BadUSB/Rubber Ducky infect PC? Or is it only possible when you log in to Windows?
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Will 'mouse.bat moveBy 1x1' keep the screen from locking in an RDP session if it's run under a different user?

I'm using this Mouse.bat batch file to keep my screen from locking after 15 minutes (it's enforced by Group Policy). I have it set as a scheduled task to run every 10 minutes and it works with my ...
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How can I allow the screen to auto-lock when virtualbox is focused?

On my linux (ubuntu 20.04) workstation i usually have a virtualbox VM with windows 10 running, to get access to some work-related things. If I accidentally leave the virtualbox window focused it ...
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Reboot Windows 10 gracefully while screen is locked (REISUB for Windows 10)

I have a Windows 10 laptop. When I am at home, it's connected to and external monitor via HDMI. Today I needed the laptop with me in the city, so first I disconnected all the cables, and then I sent ...
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Lock Screen With Screen Saver/Sleep stops working - Windows 10 - Build 19041

I have a Screen Saver set to go on after 3 minutes. The screen sleep setting is set to 10 minutes. I configured it so that the login screen is displayed on resume from the screen saver. Note that I ...
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Windows 10 Logging Me Off Every 5 Minutes

I know that there are many similar questions on here and on other sites (trust me... I know...) I have been battling this for a while now and I simply cannot figure out why it is still logging me off ...
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How is it possible for a local user to override the group policy and set a different lock screen image on Windows 10?

Although group policy doesn't allow the customization of the lock screen, some users that don't have administrative privileges (i.e. are local users) can somehow override the policy and set a lock ...
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Windows 10 lock screen always shows 'Please wait' message other than correct string

Windows 10 lock screen message always shows 'Please wait' instead of corresponding message (i.e 'Welcome', 'Shutting down', 'Restarting'). There are no stuck while the 'Please wait' message shows up, ...
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Windows 10 Display Won't Sleep/Turn Off (Tried Everything!)

There are many posts about the display not sleeping when idle. It will not turn off after inactivity, neither from the desktop, nor from the lock screen. I've tried everything!? This is on a PC (not ...
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How to disable the lockscreen /extend timeout windows 10

So I think if I disable all non-microsoft services (which also disconnects me from the internet) the console lock display timeout/system unattended sleep timeout finally stops locking after 2 minutes ...
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Windows10 lock screen keeps changing on its own

My Windows 10 lock screen picture keeps changing on its own to this picture of Nicki Minaj. Does anyone know what is going on or if there is a way to trace which process changed my lock screen? ...
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Ubuntu KDE Lock Screen no input possibilites

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed and added KDE to it afterwards. Whenever I lock my system and try to unlock it, I only get blank blue screens (dual monitor setup) with a cursor. I can move the cursor, ...
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Windows 10 on my Dell 7410 keeps locking itself when im idle for a few minutes

After about a minute, the screen dims, and another minute later the screen locks itself. This happens even while i am in a meeting or watching a video when im not moving my mouse. All while the laptop ...
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How to change the lock screen with powershell using LockScreen.SetImageFileAsync method

I tried using the scripts mentioned in Windows 10 Lock Screen Changing After Sign Out, https://itectec.com/superuser/how-to-change-the-lock-screen-picture-automatically/ and Using a UWP API Namespace ...
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How to disable automatic on-screen keyboard on windows 10 lock screen?

Every time I come across the lock screen to input my password, an automatic on-screen keyboard appears. This started happening after an update. This is the link to the picture.
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From the terminal, how do I determine the date/time for the last time Windows was locked or unlocked?

I press WinKey + L every time I physically leave my computer, for basic security. When I come back, I enter the short Windows password and press Enter to go back into my desktop. (This is not "...
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Put monitors to sleep when screen is manually locked, not when idle

On my desktop running xubuntu I want the monitors to go to sleep when (or shortly after) I lock the screen (pressing the lock in the whisker-menu). I don't want a timer that locks when after idling ...
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Windows 7 lock screen customization

Despite the fact that since Windows 8 we could easily customize the lock screen using an option; but here back to windows 7, it's a little tricky. I changed the registry value of "OEMBackground&...
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Any new way to disable the Sign-in or lock screen for good?

Every time my Windows 10 PC comes out of hibernation, there's this lock screen button that says sign in which I have to click. I already removed password cause I don't need it. Tried the suggestions ...
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Teamviewer- prevent my Windows 10 laptop screensaver/stuck on lock screen

Trying to save energy but since I started using teamviewer my black screen saver is gone. Setting is still okay where option is still checked and resumes on lock screen when pc is active. What should ...
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Prevent remote computer from locking screen after timeout

I'm connecting from a Windows 10 Pro machine at home to another Windows 10 Pro at work. After doing nothing for 5 min the work machine goes into screen lock. I can't change the timeout because the ...
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Lockscreen shows black screen on Kali linux multimonitor setup

In Kali Linux 2020.3 with XFCE4 installed whenever I lock the screen on my 3 monitor setup I get a blank screen. However if I type the password in blindly, it logs me in, altough it doesn't work 100% ...
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GPO to turn off the screen/display but NOT lock the computer at the same time in Windows 10

I've recently set-up this GPO policy in AD: Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Video and Display Settings > Turn Off the ...
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Is there a way to use the Windows Registry to customize the number of text lines displayed on lock screen notifications?

I have set the Weather app to give detailed status updates on my Windows 10 lock screen. I know that Detailed status allows for up to 3 lines of text to be displayed, but I would like for it to be ...
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How can I make Windows screen timeout settings permanent?

My Windows 10 screen timeout settings are always: Screen: On battery power turn off after 5 minutes. When plugged in, turn off after 10 minutes. Sleep: On battery power, PC goes to sleep after Never. ...
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Accesibility support in lockers like i3lock and xscreensaver

Does anyone know how easy it is to add accessibility support (on screen keyboards) in lockers like i3lock? The onscreen keyboards I'm considering include: Onboard (appears to be written in python and ...
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When pressing anything while in lockscreen the windows keep shutting down and coming to the lockscreen again

Windows Version 8. I cant go into safe mode and also not in bios Same thing is happening with mouse --> if i click anything it just show shutting down and lockscreen appear
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Why does windows 10 lock screen properties is changed on its own?

Now windows 10 lock screen look this: Actually, it should display wallpaper description at the middle & top left screen like where does scenery belongs and it's location. Now, it's saying "...
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Windows 10 turn off display after 1 minute, but only when locked

I'm curious if there exists a possibility for Windows 10 to turn off the display (to save power and the screen) after 1 minute, but only when Windows is locked? I have no problem letting Windows turn ...
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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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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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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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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 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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