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Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:45 pm
by randomguy
This is a mild security risk, actually, so I just want to share this: on my 18.3 I have Screensaver set to blank screen, with 3 min of idleness before it activates.

But it often lets me use it for a few seconds and only then does it lock the screen. That's quite funny, but probably not as funny for those who count on this feature working properly.

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:42 am
by orschiro
You mean it doesn't lock it after 3 minutes but 3 minutes and 10 seconds (or whatever value that is)?

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:15 am
by randomguy
orschiro wrote:You mean it doesn't lock it after 3 minutes but 3 minutes and 10 seconds (or whatever value that is)?
Yes. Like, you can actually use MATE for a few seconds, then you get locked out.

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 am
by orschiro
And why is this a problem? If you want to be sure, lock your screen manually and wait until it's locked. Then leave your computer.

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 am
by randomguy
orschiro wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 am
And why is this a problem? If you want to be sure, lock your screen manually and wait until it's locked. Then leave your computer.
Problem isn't only that doesn't lock, but also that it locks when it shouldn't.

If it hasn't yet locked and I'm back at my desktop and start using it, then it shouldn't lock and force me to re-enter my password.
Or worse, lock me out when I am presenting or doing something (semi-)important.

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:13 am
by randomguy
I found a way to duplicate this - if I work in RDP session, it seems Mint isn't aware that I'm actually using my PC. Windows doesn't do that, obviously, even if you're in MSTSC to a remote computer.

I'm quite sure there is more than one way this happens, but the above is one of them.