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
- i3lock-color-git - this is a fork of i3lock-color that is kept up to date with i3lock
- a screenshot utility such as scrot or maim.
Arch Linux Package: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/i3lock-fancy-git/
git clone the repository and copy lock and /icons to "/usr/local/bin"
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.
lock -gpf Comic-Sans-MS -- scrot -z
The lock screen in action:
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
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.