On 12/31/2010 01:57 AM, Gene Smith wrote:
I just installed 4.5.4 (f14) and notice that there is no longer the
ability to get out of the screensaver without a password after
activating the screensaver by moving the mouse to the screen edge.
With kde<=4.4 you could move the mouse to an edge point (as configured
in the screensaver "advanced options" setting seen below the
that shows the screen saver as a small graphic) and the screensaver
activates. When you move the mouse away from the edge the screensaver
goes away without needing a password.
With 4.5.x, after moving the mouse to an edge point the screen is locked
(just like ctrl-alt-l) and a p/w is needed to get back.
If the 4.5 screensaver is configured to not require a p/w to get out and
it times out naturally, this works as it did in 4.4 and no p/w is needed
to get out. However, this has no effect on the screen edge activation
which always requires a p/w with kde 4.5.x.
Note the "advanced options" as part of the screen saver is no longer
present in kde 4.5.x (at least for the slideshow under Banners& Pictures).
With<=4.4 it was nice to be able to activated the slide show and see
some pictures and then get back without needing a password. Now this
feature seems to be removed in 4.5.
Screensaver "Advanced" settings still present in
~/.kde/share/config/kscreensaver file. To get it to work like 4.4 did, I
set the contents like this:
ActionTopRight=1 #manually set this (old "advanced" setting)
LockGrace=3600000 #wanted 1hr (3600s), max is 5min (300s) but OK
In addition, I got set all "screen edge" lock actions to "no action".
Ctrl-alt-l still locks screen and needs p/w to return.