How to turn on Automatic screen lock on OpenSUSE

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn on Automatic screen lock on OpenSUSE.

Automatic screen lock is an option that can lock your screen automatically when you are not using your computer, so you don't have worry about other people using your computer.

If you are on a public place working on your computer, or somewhere where other people can access your computer physically, then turning on the Automatic screen lock will prevent others from accessing your computer.

Turn on Automatic screen lock

To turn on Automatic screen lock on OpenSUSE is very easy. Automatic screen lock option is located on Settings under the "Privacy" category.

This option is enabled by default. However, if your computer is not locking automatically when you are not using your computer, then you can simply turn it on by following the steps in this tutorial.

First, you need to go to "Settings".

To do this, go to "Activities" and search for "Settings" on the search box.

Next, click to "Privacy" setting

Once you are in the Privacy tab, you need to go to "Screen Lock" as shown in the image below

Now you can easily activate Automatic screen lock option by simply click the switch button

In order for automatic screen lock to be an effective way of keeping your desktop safe choose a short time for "Automatic screen lock delay" and "Blank screen delay" options.

For example, we set 30 seconds for the screen to lock delay, and 1 minute for "Blank screen delay", which means the screen will get locked 30 seconds after it's been inactive for at least 1 min.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to turn on Automatic screen lock option on OpenSUSE.

We used OpenSUSE Leap with gnome desktop environment for this tutorial.