No indication that lock screen is suppressed

Bug #833290 reported by James Haigh on 2011-08-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Matthew Paul Thomas
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Some applications suppress the screensaver, preventing the computer from automatically locking. It is possible to be completely unaware of such an application or process.

This is a security issue. I sometimes come back to my computer only to realise that it never locked itself, yet it's set to time out after a minute.

I suggest that when the screensaver is suppressed, an icon should appear in the indicator applet, as does for elevated privileges (See the screenshot).

James Haigh (james.r.haigh) wrote :
visibility: private → public
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

(Setting back to Confirmed until there's a design for this.)

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Low
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Low → Undecided
affects: gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: gnome-screensaver → gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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