Switch off Screen Lock on Ubuntu Bionic Desktop


I am running an Ubuntu VM on Virtual Box. A guest running inside a host system. I am getting quite annoyed with Ubuntu locking the screen quite aggressively. Since the host OS probably already runs screensaver and screen lock, I want to switch off the screen lock in the Ubuntu Guest. I searched a little in order to learn to use `Settings | Privacy | Screen Lock | Automatic Screen Lock Off`.


Then there is a second setting that you may want to adjust. This is under Power settings and it dictates when a blank screen should kick in; it does not force you to login (again) but it still can get in the way:


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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Kubernetes & Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on user groups and community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code, CodeOne, NLJUG JFall and Oracle OpenWorld.

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