Expose gui option to turn off password on resume from standby/hibernate

Bug #391155 reported by Derek Buranen on 2009-06-23
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I have a public computer like a coffee shop, I hate when it prompts for password on resume from standby, but I also hate using lots of power by turning off standby mode. Can we get this as a simple checkbox in one of the gnome preferences?

It's a simple gconf key at /apps/gnome-power-manager, but it seems like this could easily be a checkmark in a simple gui.

Dan MacDonald (allcoms) wrote :


I would very much like to see this happen too- the logical place for these options for me would be to add them to the security tab of gdmconfig or maybe add a new 'Lock' tab to gdmconfig aka the GNOME login preferences tool. gdmconfig certainly needs some gui lovin/ streamlining.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

feature request is not a papercut

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
bryncoles (brunomatti) wrote :

I would also like to see a quick and easy toggle of prompt for password on awake form hibernate or suspend.

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