How to Activate the Screen Saver Lock in openSUSE

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How to Activate the Screen Saver Lock in openSUSE
You can activate screensaver lock in OpenSUSE. (old lock locked image by ennavanduinen from

OpenSUSE is a free distribution of the Linux operating system. It comes equipped with all of the necessary software, utilities and tools to get you started, as well as access to thousands of free applications via a vast Linux software repository. OpenSUSE is designed to be user-friendly, so you can quickly change many personal options, like activating the screen saver lock. This function is different in GNOME and KDE, the two types of OpenSUSE desktop environments.

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    Click the "System" menu in the top menu bar on OpenSUSE's main desktop window. Navigate to "Preferences" and hover over it to reveal a menu.

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    Click "Screensaver" to enter the screensaver preferences. Here you can choose from a variety of screen savers (including your own picture collection), set the length of time before the screensaver activates and set the computer to lock when the screensaver is activated.

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    Click to check the box to the left of "Lock Screen When Screensaver Is Active." Click the "Close" button. This activates the screensaver lock.

  1. 1

    Click the green icon menu and select "Configure Desktop."

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    Click "Desktop" in the "Personal Settings" menu and select "Screen Saver" from the menu list.

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    Click to check the box to the left of "Require Password to Stop." You can even select the amount of time you want the lock to activate after the screensaver begins. Click "OK" to apply and save the setting.

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