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To set your PAUSE key to lock the screen under KDE,
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With KDE you can set any key or a combination of keys to trigger an action on your computer. As an example: when I ''pause'' my work I want to lock my screen with the ''Pause'' key so my colleagues cannot [http://zvon.org/comp/r/ref-Jargon_file.html#Terms~baggy_pantsing baggy-pants] me. Here is how to do that.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:58, 7 November 2014

With KDE you can set any key or a combination of keys to trigger an action on your computer. As an example: when I pause my work I want to lock my screen with the Pause key so my colleagues cannot baggy-pants me. Here is how to do that.

systemsettings
  • select "Shortcuts and Gestures" -> "Custom Shortcuts" -> "Edit" -> "New" -> "Global Shortcut" -> "Command/URL" -> enter "Pause"

Snapshot-pause-key.png

  • click on Trigger -> "None"
  • type the PAUSE key
  • click on "Action"
  • enter
qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.Lock

or (whatever works)

/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker_greet

or (whatever works)

/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker --forcelock
  • click "Apply"
  • test it by pressing the PAUSE key

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