Notifications are visible to anyone when screen is locked

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Fri Jun 11 09:13:20 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Kaspar Kööp <meborc at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> There are a lot of bugreports and blueprints concerning the notification
> system so I really could not find if this has been discussed already or not,
> but here goes:
> If i am signed in to MSN (pidgin) and lock my screen (ctrl+alt+delete) then
> the screensaver comes on and locks the screen BUT all the messages I receive
> or other notifications are still visible (or rather appear as normal) on the
> upper right corner of the screen.
> I think when people lock their machine it is because of security reasons
> and visible IM conversation is in no way secure.
> Any thoughts?
Sounds like a serious issue. Could you report it at against
gnome-screensaver? (Or perhaps xscreensaver, I suppose. Which version of
Xubuntu are you using?)

> Kaspar
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