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Screen Lock in GNOME

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GNOME is one of the window environments available on DICE. (There are others - see Window managers.)

To lock the screen in GNOME, either select the small lock icon which is found at the right end of the bar at the top of the screen:

Or press the left Super key (the key which usually has a Microsoft Windows logo, typically between Ctrl and Alt), then type lock, then select the DICE Screen Lock icon which appears.

Note that normally in GNOME a keyboard shortcut (Windows-L, also called Super-L) will lock the screen, but on DICE this does nothing. Similarly, the Lock item in the menu which appears when the power-button icon is pressed does not have any effect. This is because we prefer to use XScreensaver rather than the standard Gnome screensaver.

Last reviewed: 
06/10/2021

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