Is there any way to disable the animation which occurs when attempting to unlock gnome Screensaver and failing? Currently the password dialog shakes back and forth and for some reason on some laptops, this animation causes the entire system to be unresponsive for about 5 - 7 seconds. Can be very frustrating because it increases the chances of a second, third, etc mistyped passsword.
I'm currently on Fedora 11 but this issue also occurs in Ubuntu. The Ubuntu change log calls this feature "Shake the dialog when authentication fails"
gnome-screensaver (0.0.17-0ubuntu1) dapper; urgency=low … * New upstream release: - 0.0.16: - Shake the dialog when authentication fails … -- Daniel Holbach <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 24 Oct 2005 21:14:22 +0200