Re: [dwm] Replacing slock screen overlay with screenshot / bitmap

From: Scytrin dai Kinthra <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:28:39 -0700

I use a combination of xss and xkeygrab to lock my screen but allow
the UI to update in the background so I can see incoming emails and
chats. I imagine you could use a combination of a screencap and a
static image display screen saver.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 19:53, Antony Jepson <> wrote:
> Hello.
> This is a random thought that popped into my head earlier on today but I
> was wondering if it would be possible to replace the black screen
> overlay (I assume that's what it is) with a screen shot of the desktop,
> taken immediately as slock is executed.  My intent is to have a static
> picture of the screen so that when someone tries to use it, nothing
> happens, i.e., the desktop is locked.
> Is this possible?  Well, of course it is, but the real question is,
> would someone be willing to help implement it / point me in the right
> direction?
> Thanks.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Antony Jepson /  <> / GPG Key: 0xFA10ED80

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