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Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:31 am
by pepperminty
Is there a keyboard shortcut to lock the screen/desktop? In ubuntu, the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Shift + L. But this shortcut doesn't work in Linux Mint 11. Please help.

Re: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:34 am
by pluraldave
It's Ctrl+Alt+L, not Ctrl+Shift+L, in both Mint and Ubuntu.

If that still doesn't work you should find a keyboard shortcuts utility in the menu where you can check/define any necessary shortcuts.

Re: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:52 am
by pepperminty
I opened up the Keyboard Shortcuts utility program. Lock Screen's shortcut is Ctrl + Alt + L (you're right, I'm wrong). But when I press Ctrl+Alt+L, nothing happens. How come?

Re: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:58 am
by pepperminty
Oh, I figured it out. It's a bug, I think.

Let me explain. I use the Dvorak keyboard layout in Linux. But for the keyboard shortcut to work, I have to press the Qwerty equivalent of the L key (which corresponds to the key which has the L key printed on my keyboard.) I was pressing the key that has the "P" letter printed, because the P key is L key in Dvorak. I remember that Ubuntu also has the same thing, so I went into the Keyboard Shortcut utility and changed the shortcut to Ctrl+Alt+P instead.

That's a workaround. Wish the developers would fix this bug.

Re: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:26 am
by rythn
pluraldave wrote:It's Ctrl+Alt+L, not Ctrl+Shift+L, in both Mint and Ubuntu.

If that still doesn't work you should find a keyboard shortcuts utility in the menu where you can check/define any necessary shortcuts.
Thank you so much!

It worked for me with Ctrl+Alt+L