How to get a lock screen in the CS Lab computers in Ross #137

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Some students can no longer lock their computer using the Super+L shortcut anymore. This guide helps you fix that.

1 Assumptions

This guide assumes you are running Gnome 3, or a desktop environment that uses the Gnome 3 lock screen.

2 Easiest fix: just use KDE

When you log in, just click Session Type -> Plasma, then log in. Now you're using KDE. To lock the screen, hold Ctrl+Alt+L.

3 Actual fix

  1. Log in, then open Settings -> keyboard.
  2. You can find this by typing Keyboard in Activities.
  3. Then, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and click the + sign.
  4. Under Name, type "Custom lock screen".
  5. Under Command, type xscreensaver-command -lock
  6. Then click under Shortcut and hold Ctrl+Alt+L.
    • If you want to use Super+L still, you have to scroll up and unbind the existing lock screen shortcut first.

Author: Gabriel Dougherty

Created: 2018-09-03 Mon 17:37

Emacs 25.3.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)