Automatic screen lock when leaving desk
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Tue Jul 14 22:35:33 UTC 2009
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:03:04 -0800, Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net> wrote:
> And use xev to figure out the keycode of an unused key on your keyboard you
> can easily access (like multimedia keys). Then you can activate it
> when leaving your spot or when that creepy guy from accounting tries to
> look over your shoulder. You would probably need some window/session manager
> that supports "global key shortcuts".
Just as an example, I do use this with WindowMaker. My Sun Type 6 keyboard
has a nice double-width button "Help" in the upper left - excellent for
hitting it when leaving the workstation. It is connected with the "xlock"
> I like the bluetooth idea too, with the caveat that the range might not be
To make it more complicated, what about wearing some specific USB device
on your clothes, attached to a chain, and when you leave the computer,
it will pop out of the USB socket and therefore cause "xlock" to be
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