Ubuntu – How to disable the swipe to unlock curtain?


My computer is not a phone. This swipe to unlock thing is ridiculous. Yes, I know Esc is supposed to substitute for the swipe, but the whole curtain thing does not interact well with my video setup. I want to disable the curtain completely. When I wake my computer from sleep, I want to instantly see the desktop.

How do I do this?

Some stuff about my setup:

$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic

xorg-server 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4

$ gdm3 --version
GDM 3.28.2

$ ps auwwwx | grep session | cut -c65-
 gdm-session-worker [pam/gdm-launch-environment]
 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-wayland-session gnome-session --autostart /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart
 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --session --address=systemd: --nofork --nopidfile --systemd-activation --syslog-only
 /usr/lib/gnome-session/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart
 /usr/lib/at-spi2-core/at-spi2-registryd --use-gnome-session
 gdm-session-worker [pam/gdm-password]
 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-x-session --run-script env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=ubuntu gnome-session --session=ubuntu
 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --session --address=systemd: --nofork --nopidfile --systemd-activation --syslog-only
 /usr/lib/gnome-session/gnome-session-binary --session=ubuntu
 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/im-launch env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=ubuntu gnome-session --session=ubuntu
 /usr/lib/at-spi2-core/at-spi2-registryd --use-gnome-session

Best Answer

Open Ubuntu Software Center, click search sign at the right upper corner of the window and type in the search field "Gnome extensions disable screen shield" phrase. You'll see the "Disable Screen Shield" Gnome shell extension. enter image description here Install the extension and voila - the curtain has disappeared.

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