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Bug#488613: marked as forwarded (Wish for two :idle handlers (:blanker

Subject: Bug#488613: marked as forwarded Wish for two :idle handlers (:blanker *and* :lockscreen).
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 07:03:11 +0000
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has caused the   report #488613,
regarding Wish for two :idle handlers (:blanker *and* :lockscreen).
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software

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Subject: Re: Bug#488613: Wish for two :idle handlers (:blanker *and* :lockscreen).
From: Micah Cowan
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:59:46 -0700
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Trent W. Buck wrote:
> I've been (ab)using the :idle handler to lock my screen, similar to
> X's xscreensaver or xautolock + xlockmore:
>     idle 1800 lockscreen        # "screensaver" lockout
> I'd like to set this timeout to be much shorter (say, two minutes), so
> that if I step away from my desk for a meeting, there's a smaller
> attack window.  The problem with this is that if I'm looking at a
> printout, the idle handler will trip and lock the screen even though
> I'm really using it, meaning I have a disruptive period of typing in
> my login and session passwords.
> Xscreensaver (and others) solve this by having two timeouts --
> initially it will blank the screen (without locking it), and then
> after a further period of inactivity, it will lock the screen:


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