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Screensaver lock

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:04 am
by craiggsmith
When I set up the machines for my stake they all had the screensaver lock screen enabled. Now I see they don't. Is this something wards would have turned off themselves or something the standard updates would have done?

Re: Screensaver lock

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:51 am
by Mikerowaved
All mine have the screen lock enabled by default and they've stayed that way. I think you're just experiencing the joys of letting regular users have admin privileges.

Re: Screensaver lock

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:47 am
by russellhltn
My stake machine doesn't have a screen saver, but honestly, I don't remember what I set up. A couple of ward machines I checked have a group policy that forces a screen saver. Unless something came down to change that group policy, and attempt at a change would have been unlikely to succeed.

From a privacy standpoint, I'd think a screen saver with a password would be a good idea. As far as I know, MLS doesn't have anything like that, so personal information would be exposed indefinitely if someone left the machine running.

However, I do have strong feelings in that when dealing with machines like ward and FHC machines, the display should never blank out unless the machine is in a state where the power strip can be switched off. Most systems don't have a real obvious power indicator. So, if the screen if bank, some will assume the machine is already off. So, the screen saver should never be a blank screen.