[TIP] Switch between the new Unity and LightDM lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04

As many know, in Unity has incorporated its own application for lock screen or session as part of the process of improving its interface, as we already showed you in this article.

However, if you liked it more LightDM, With the help of Webupd8 We get a tip that will allow us to switch between both lock screens without any problem.

First we install the package CompizConfig Settings Manager:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Then we open CompizConfig Settings Manager » Ubuntu Unity Plugin » General we look in Lockscreen and there we can select what we want to use to lock the screen, as we can see in the following image.


No reboot is required for the changes to take effect.

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  1.   msx said


    Something interesting to complete the post and that they comment on one of the entries of those two websites, I don't remember which one:

    «The advantage of using the new Unity screenlocker is that if, for example, you are listening to music and the screen locks, the music does not stop running, contrary to what happened with the previous blocker.
    This is a nice feature because if you're having a party you can put the music on and then quickly lock the screen with CTRL + ALT + L and prevent anyone from snooping around your machine. "

    Although of course, I would prefer to have the player in full screen and the rest of the system locked, that way anyone could change the tracks or create new playlists.

    1.    izzyvp said

      What you say can be found in kde.

  2.   Sebastian said

    Dear I need to ask you a question I have UBuntu 14.04 but I do not get the part of Locksreen to be able to change the loguin, I consult you have to install something so that that point appears in the Compiz program, I await your response a big hug and linuxeros above ...

    1.    Paulo said

      Yes, they will get out of the compiz.