Hello. I enjoy using GNOME 3 a lot. But, there is one feature that is really annoying me. Whenever I lock the screen (from either logo key + L or top right menu click lock screen) the computer instantly goes into some sort of either ‘sleep’ or ‘stand by’ mode.
I don’t like this behavior at all. So, I use Lock Screen as a way to keep what I’m doing private for however long I need to when I am away from my computer without wanting to shut my computer down. This is usually anywhere from five minutes or so to an hour or two or so.
I live with other people and my computer stores personal information. So, I don’t really want them to be able to just walk up and have access to my computer.
However, the ‘stand by’ or whatever mode it slips into stops the output of a video signal to my TV and thus my TV is going to auto-power down because of this. This means that I have to then switch my video input off of my computer and to something else to keep the TV on. I don’t like turning the TV on and off all the time just because I walk away from my computer for a few minutes. That might very well blow the TV. I think that might have blown past televisions. So, I only like to turn my TV off if I anticipate that I will be away from it for at least an hour. If people want to talk with me for just a few minutes; then I’m not going to be away for that long. So, the computer should just sit at the lock screen.
I have tried to research this on my own before and it looked like the topic stalled out a long time ago. Apparently, if that information from the past is correct, this is built like this on purpose to save electrical power. If so, this is very disappointing. It really should be an option in either the lock screen or power menu that is in my control. Not a ‘feature’ that is forced on me against my will. As, frankly, it makes using GNOME 3 very annoying because I have to do this little lock, input dance many, many times a day. Other graphic desktops don’t force this on me and GNOME shouldn’t either.
Am I missing something? I keep looking for an option to turn this feature off and I’m not sure where to find it. Thank you.