Session never locks automatically if no screen off timeout set

Bug #1024700 reported by Joonas Saarinen on 2012-07-14
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Ayatana Design
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My system settings for Brightness and Lock:

Turn screen off when inactive for: Never
Lock: On
Lock screen after: 30 minutes

The problem: when there is no screen off timeout but there is a lock timeout, the session never locks.

Under this configuration, I expect the OS to show a black lock screen, in the same manner when I lock the session manually.

Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

I'm able to confirm this, but I've added a design task since I'm not sure if this is intentional. From the wording of the text on the Brightness Settings, I get the impression that automatic locking of the screen is dependant on the screen first being turned off, so if it's still on then it can't lock.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Joonas Saarinen (jza) wrote :

If it is by design and no screen timeout is set, it might make sense to gray out the lock controls.

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