No indication that lock screen is suppressed

Reported by James Haigh on 2011-08-24
266
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Matthew Paul Thomas
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

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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