[Bug 29003] gnome-screensaver-command behaves differently than xscreensaver-command when screen is locked

Danilo Piazzalunga danilopiazza at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 15:34:53 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

xscreensaver tries really hard to prevent unwanted way of unlocking the
screen. For example, xscreensaver-command -deactivate simply "pokes" for
user activity and -exit does nothing when the screen is locked.

gnome-screensaver-command, whose interface is similar to xscreensaver-
command, does not care whether the screen is locked and will happily
unlock it with --deactivate or --exit.

This may be surprising for someone expect xscreensaver-like "secure"
behaviour from gnome-screensaver.

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