Bug 316296 - Funny splash screen appears when I try to unlock the screen
Summary: Funny splash screen appears when I try to unlock the screen
Status: RESOLVED INTENTIONAL
Alias: None
Product: kscreensaver
Classification: Miscellaneous
Component: locker-qml (show other bugs)
Version: 4.10.1
Platform: Fedora RPMs Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
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Reported: 2013-03-07 10:20 UTC by eli
Modified: 2016-07-02 15:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description eli 2013-03-07 10:20:24 UTC
When I want to unlock the screen, I get a funny splash screen and the login dialog box appearing, instead of a login dialog box appearing ontop of the screensaver.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Oliver Henshaw 2013-03-07 12:08:13 UTC
Can you take a picture or make a screenshot showing this?
Comment 2 eli 2013-03-07 14:56:46 UTC
Is it possible to take a screen shot of a locked screen?

Actually what this is that the the Elarun wallpaper pops up with the login dialog box poping up ontop. One per screen.
Comment 3 Oliver Henshaw 2013-03-07 15:08:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Actually what this is that the the Elarun wallpaper pops up with the login
> dialog box poping up ontop. One per screen.

The wallpaper with the login dialog over it is the same as what you get with the "Simple locker", correct? If so, that's just how it works now - the screensaver goes on top of the new simple locker and the locker pops back on top when you try to unlock.

I'm not sure that we can do a lot to make it better. We should make it easier to dismiss the unlock dialog and go back to the screensaver - this happens if you press escape, right?
Comment 4 eli 2013-03-07 15:37:22 UTC
Correct about the simple locker part and the escape key.

However... before 4.10 ... when I wanted to unlock my screen the dialog box would pop up infront of the screen saver and not give a whole different screen. It is psychologically more pleasing that way (I think).
Comment 5 Janet 2013-05-07 03:00:50 UTC
See also Bug 318342: Some screensavers that distort the screen don't take a screenshot of the screen anymore, instead the locker screen is captured!
Comment 6 Martin Flöser 2015-01-23 13:13:33 UTC
The screen locker architecture changed with Plasma 5. The classic screen savers are no longer supported. The 4.x series won't see any further feature development, so this bug report won't be implemented as it doesn't apply to our current version any more.

I want to thank you for your bug report and for helping improving the quality of our software and I'm sorry that we were not able to provide a fix before we retired the affected component.