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Re: [E-devel] Custom screensaver to override E's desklock (work in progress)....
On 12/29/2006 08:42, Nikolas Arend wrote:
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
I don't see any problem with this feature :) setting a command is ok- though
what i think would be better is to have .desktop files with the screensaver
commands and then just select from ones (maybe of Type=Screensaver) so you can
pre-package configs for xscreensaver and other screensaver 3rd party apps out
The current/new implememtation of the screensaver and desklock settings
is not exactly what I was hoping for and IMHO not consistent.
Although I can set a custom screensaver/desklock command, this command
will be used for both screen-saving and desklocking as far as I can see.
Yes. That is the present behavior. Though if you read the entire
thread above... I think the desklock settings and the screensaver
settings should be seperated, thus allowing unique custom settings as
I'll get to it... though a little slow as my wife just gave birth to a
bouncing baby boy yesterday afternoon. :D
So when I set "Enable X screensaver" leaving "Lock when the screensaver
starts" unchecked, but use "xlock" as my custom screensaver/desklock
command (since I have problems with PAM), this command is used every
time the screensaver activates (and of course locking my screen which I
In order to have locking and screen-saving decoupled, I think there
should be two custom command lines, one for the screensaver and the
other one for the desklock command. The "Lock when the screensaver
starts" option should be deactivated (greyed out) as soon as there is a
custom screensaver command defined (which should take care of whether or
not to lock the screen when starting).
The custom desklock command should only be used when an explicit screen
lock (e.g. launching "Lock Screen" from the system menu) is requested.
Hope that makes sense.
Make perfect sense. And I agree completely. :)
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