Enable/disable password prompt when idle on Linux Mint 10

I have just written about disabling password on login. Even when you do it, you are asked for password when coming back from idle. As if the system couldn’t figure out I do not want it there:

Luckily changing it is just few clicks away. It is not found under user settings but in screensaver settings. To get to it go to Menu-Preferences-Screensaver:

The option is right there.  You have to uncheck the box: lock screen when screensaver is active.

You can also enable the password prompt window and change idle time to something more realistic than 5 minutes.

5 Responses to “Enable/disable password prompt when idle on Linux Mint 10”

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  1. Mike says:

    Thanks for this useful info. I could not find the setting until I found this page!

  2. Sylwia says:

    🙂 You’re welcome.

  3. cani says:

    same here …
    thx a lot

  4. Marko says:

    Same here …


  5. kidplus says:

    Thank you. This is exactly what I needed.