Automatic screen lock when leaving desk

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Jul 15 10:53:55 UTC 2009

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:45:02 +0100, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> I used to be a NeXTie, and the there had a really nifty 
> little feature.  I'm surprised it's not been copied into other screensaver
> applications since, as it's pretty simple.  They just had a facility where
> moving the mouse cursor to one corner of the screen and leaving it still
> for a few seconds would cause the screen saver / screen lock to come on
> straight away.
> Conversely you could designate another corner of the screen as "don't turn
> on screensaver even after an extended period of idleness".  Being a NeXT app
> this was all configurable by dragging little '+' or '-' icons around a
> scaled down image of the screen, or off it entirely if you didn't want that
> facility.

This feature has been implemented in the (original) Norton
Commander (Version 4 or 5, I think), but just as a screensaver,
no real lock. Remember, it was DOS.

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