Automatic screen lock when leaving desk

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at
Wed Jul 15 12:53:23 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 15 July 2009 12:45:02 Matthew Seaman 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.

KDE 3.5 provides this feature - it's under Advanced Options on the screensaver 

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