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Thread: Screen lock?

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    Screen lock?

    I'd like to know how to do the following two things.

    1-set a hotkey to lock the screen in KDE4.2 (such as Winkey + L)

    2-Have the screen auto lock after a set time.

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    Re: Screen lock?

    1. The default key combination to lock the screen would be Ctrl+Alt+L. If you want to change it, go to Kmenu>Computer>System Settings, here pick Keyboard & Mouse and then Global Keyboard Shortcuts. Under KDE Component choose "Run Command Interface" and define a custom key combination for "Lock Session". Notice the Winkey+L is already used by Amarok, so you may need to change that to prevent conflict.

    2. This you can set with your screensaver.
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    Re: Screen lock?

    Hot damn, thank you very much, sir.

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    Re: Screen lock?

    Years later this response by @amingv has helped a noob navigate some simple functions in Linux. Thank you very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by amingv View Post
    1. The default key combination to lock the screen would be Ctrl+Alt+L. If you want to change it, go to Kmenu>Computer>System Settings, here pick Keyboard & Mouse and then Global Keyboard Shortcuts. Under KDE Component choose "Run Command Interface" and define a custom key combination for "Lock Session". Notice the Winkey+L is already used by Amarok, so you may need to change that to prevent conflict.

    2. This you can set with your screensaver.

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    Re: Screen lock?

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