How To Disable The Ubuntu Screen Lock With One Command

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you the easiest method for disabling the screen lock dialog on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

how to disable the screen lock on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

If you find it annoying that you need to type in your password, after your system was idle some minutes, you can easily disable it.

Disabling the screen lock may create security issues, since anybody can use your user, if you are afk (away from keyboard : D) and leave the computer idle.

To disable the screen lock, just open a terminal and type:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false

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2 comments on “How To Disable The Ubuntu Screen Lock With One Command
  1. Tim says:

    “gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false”

    Doesn’t work… Either they’ve hard coded a 5 minute timer into the X windowing system or somebody changed the API and that made all of the GUI Lock Settings Irrelevant…
    Tried no fewer than 10 different “Proven Solutions” to disable that 5 minute lock… NONE of them has worked…

    Anymore REAL Suggestions…? Anyone..?

    Thank You!

  2. Really nice post, but i need to disable screen lock in mint 16 cinnamon, how can i do it?

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