betterlockscreen: a simple, minimal lockscreen

2021/03/27 by Paulo Pereira

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betterlockscreen is a simple and minimal lockscreen.

I have been using i3lock, witch conflicts with betterlockscreen, so it will be uninstalled.

To install:

paru -S betterlockscreen
cp /usr/share/doc/betterlockscreen/examples/betterlockscreenrc ~/.config

In my case, using i3-gaps, I added to ~/.config/i3/config:

exec --no-startup-id betterlockscreen -w dim
exec --no-startup-id xautolock -time 10 -corners 000- -locker "betterlockscreen -l dim"

And reviewed my session key bindings:

bindsym $mod+Shift+e mode "$mode_system"
set $mode_system (l)ock, (e)xit, (r)eboot, (Shift+s)hutdown
mode "$mode_system" {
    # session options
    bindsym l       exec --no-startup-id betterlockscreen -l dim, mode "default"
    bindsym e       exec --no-startup-id i3-msg exit, mode "default"
    bindsym r       exec --no-startup-id systemctl reboot, mode "default"
    bindsym Shift+s exec --no-startup-id systemctl poweroff, mode "default"
    # exit system mode
    bindsym Return mode "default"
    bindsym Escape mode "default"


systemctl enable betterlockscreen@$USER
systemctl start betterlockscreen@$USER