Beginner Q3: Is there a way of permanently unlocking the keyring?

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Sun Jan 17 17:59:12 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>>>> I have set "system - administration - login" to automatically login.
>>>> Yet, every time I start the computer I am asked to "unlock the keyring".
>>>> Searching the official documentation I could not find anything.
>>> If your login in password is the same as your keyring password, you
>>> will never be asked to unlock the keyring.
> Is that also true if you auto-login?  Some google results said that if
> you auto login it may ask for password as pwd has not yet been
> entered, but if the network connection is for All Users then it will
> not ask.
I've never chose auto-login so I can't tell you :-)
That may prompt for your password once I suppose.
Changing your keyring password is slightly different depending on
which version you have, but either choose edit->preferences (Hardy +
newer) or on the passwords tab right click on the login folder and
choose change password at bottom (Karmic + ?)
Poke around, you should find it.

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