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README.md

i3lock-fancy

This is an i3lock bash script that takes a screenshot of the desktop, blurs the background and adds a lock icon and text

website: github pages website

screen shot of lockscreen

Dependencies

Optional Dependencies

  • wmctrl
  • a screenshot utility such as scrot or maim.

Installation

Arch Linux Package: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/i3lock-fancy-git/

git clone the repository and copy lock and /icons to "/usr/local/bin"

Usage

lock [options]

Options:
    -h, --help       This help menu.

    -d, --desktop    Attempt to minimize all windows before locking. Requires wmctrl.

    -g, --greyscale  Set background to greyscale instead of color.

    -p, --pixelate   Pixelate the background instead of blur, runs faster.

    -f <fontname>, --font <fontname>  Set a custom font.

    -t <text>, --text <text> Set a custom text prompt.

    -l, --listfonts  Display a list of possible fonts for use with -f/--font.
                     Note: this option will not lock the screen, it displays
                     the list and exits immediately.

    -n, --nofork     Do not fork i3lock after starting.

    --               Must be last option. Set command to use for taking a
                     screenshot. Default is 'import -window root'. Using 'scrot'
                     or 'maim' will increase script speed and allow setting
                     custom flags like haing a delay.

example: lock -gpf Comic-Sans-MS -- scrot -z

Extras

The lock screen in action:

lockscreen animation

To use this script you can set a hotkey in your window manager to run the lock command, set xautolock to run at boot, or use a systemd script to either lock on suspend or run xautolock.

xautolock is a utility to automatically lock the screen after a set time. It also supports hot corners.

Systemd Unit file example (edit for your own use):

[Unit]
Description=Lock the screen automatically after a timeout

[Service]
Type=simple
User=meskarune
Environment=DISPLAY=:0
ExecStart=/usr/bin/xautolock -time 5 -locker /usr/local/bin/lock/lock -detectsleep

[Install]
WantedBy=graphical.target

Multiple Monitors

There is a branch called dual monitor with support for multiple monitors. This branch uses a grey icon and text with outlines to make it visible on light and dark backgrounds (though it looks better on dark backgrounds). I am still working to get it looking just right right. The script is usable now, but it's under developement and things may change.

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