Re: [dev] Re: [slock] red color on control keys?

From: David Phillips <>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 19:38:52 +1200

On Mon, Apr 04, 2016 at 11:50:38PM -0600, Frostyfrog wrote:
> So, I understand that the red background color is supposed to signify
> that someone tried to log into the machine, but does it really need to
> turn the screen red when I press a no-op key? I generally press the
> control key to wake up my monitors, but that has the side-effect of
> going into "Someone tried to guess you're password/login" mode. So,
> yeah... the red screen is a moot point if it doesn't really show me
> anything. :/

Yeah, this is intended behaviour, there is a lot of paranoia from people on the
list about people touching their keyborad at all, let alone trying a password.

> Is this intended behavior, or should I try diving into the code in an
> attempt to make a patch?
> ~ Frostyfrog ^.^

While such a patch would likely not be accepted into mainline, it would
probably be appreciated by some other community members.

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