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In this tutorial we are going to show you how to disable the screen lock on your Ubuntu 21.01 desktop environment using the settings panel.

What is lock screen and what are the benefits of having or not having it on?

The lock screen option is mainly used by the user when he needs to secure his computer system with a password. The lock screen can lock the screen after user inactivity for a period of time like the default 5 minutes on the Ubuntu desktop environment or by pressing the windows button and L.

The Wikipedia explanation for a lock screen is as follows:

How do I turn off lock screen in settings?

If you aren’t too worried about the privacy of your computer and don’t want to waste precious seconds typing the password on your screen every time you want to use it, then completely disabling the lock screen is just a few simple steps away.

1 – Go to the setting menu

2 – Type in the search bar Screen Lock

3 – Turn off the Automatic Screen Lock option

If you want you can disable the Blank Screen Delay too this way the monitor will always be on and you will not waste any time at all but it will cost you money for the electricity.

Also here are the Lock Screen on Suspend options and the Show Notifications on Lock Screen, you can also stop them.

Here is a simple video tutorial on the topic


You have now removed your lock screen completely; when you power on your computer in the future, you will be immediately taken to whatever screen was active when you last used the device. You can also check our other tutorials here or here.

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