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Christophe Colombier
Christophe Colombier

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xautolock alternatives

In the previous articles of the series, I describe how I played with xautolock to use the corners feature

There are other tools than xautolock available that you can use to handle the screensaver behavior.


  • Simple
  • corners feature
  • notifier feature
  • detectsleep
  • not unmaintained


  • basic


  • --not-when-audio feature
  • --not-when-fullscreen feature


  • very basic
  • suckless

Further readings

Once again, you can refer to Arch Linux wiki pages for getting information, even if you are not using Arch Linux distribution.

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