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Re: Bigger annoyance with locking.

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: Bigger annoyance with locking.
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:48:15 -0800
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Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Are there any lurkers on the list that would care to chime in with
> useful examples on how they use LOCKPRG?
> A while back, what I wanted was the ability to blank the screen after
> two minutes of inactivity, and then *lock* the screen after a further
> sixty seconds.  This would allow me to have auto-locking with a short
> timeout, without the annoyance of having to type my password if I look
> away -- because if I see the screen blank, I just tap a key to prevent
> it locking.

This is in the bug-tracker at (no
work has been done on it).

> Another problem I currently have with the built-in locker is that it
> prompts for my login password, even though I have a null login
> password.  So it doesn't matter what I type for the first password
> prompt, it always accepts it.

The desired behavior, I suppose, would be not to prompt?

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