On 23 April 2015 at 13:55, Rex Dieter <rdieter(a)unl.edu> wrote:
First off, thanks for the discussion. However, one thing I've
learned when dealing with setting defaults is this: best practice is to never use
yourself as anecdotal evidence. :)
Now, instead of disabling screenlock timeouts altogether, perhaps we could find a
I agree that the default screenlock timeout of 5 minutes does seem a bit short, would
anyone be averse to considering increasing this ammount to say 10 or 15 minutes? Would
that help satisfy concerns that prompted this thread?
10-15 is about the standard for things like workstations dealing with
clinical trials data. Shorter than this can actually make it difficult
to read complex text (try reading a scientific paper on a large
screen, you may well find you can go over 5 minutes between page downs
if you're looking at a detail).
Also, since it's come up, screen dimming/sleep is a power setting,
it's possible to consider what times are appropriate for that
separately to locking.