The objective of this tutorial is to show the reader how to disable an automatic screen lock on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux GNOME desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Disable / Turn Off the automated Lock Screen
  • How to Disable / Turn Off Lock Screen on Suspend
  • How to Disable / Turn Off Lock Screen Notifications
Disabled Ubuntu Lock Screen on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Disabled Ubuntu Lock Screen on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Disable / Turn Off Ubuntu Lock Screen on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


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  1. Open up the top right menu and click on the gear wheel ( settings ) icon
    Open up the top right menu and click on the gear wheel ( settings ) icon

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  3. From there click on Privacy tab followed by the Lock screen menu
    From there click on Privacy tab followed by the Lock screen menu


  4. Flip the Automatic Screen Lock switch into the OFF position
    Flip the Automatic Screen Lock switch into the OFF position. Optionally disable the Lock Screen on Suspend and Lock Screen Notifications
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