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Whenever I am at work, I would like to lock the computer so my desktop isn't accessible to others. In windows it's trivial, press the Windows+L key. Is there something similar available in Linux, particularly Fedora.

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In many window managers, screen lock is available by mouse click from a drop-down context menu in the dock. –  ire_and_curses Jan 18 '13 at 23:12
    
Which Fedora release and desktop? The answer depends. –  mattdm Jan 19 '13 at 18:55
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This varies depending on desktop environment. In Gnome and KDE, you can use ctrl+alt+L by default.

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On my system, it brings up the option to "Shutdown", "Logout", "Hibernate" etc. However, I don't see any option that matches the lock. –  Shamim Hafiz Jan 18 '13 at 22:37
    
@ShamimHafiz - That's what Ctrl+Alt+delete does on my gnome system... –  jordanm Jan 18 '13 at 22:39
    
@ShamimHafiz Does ctrl+L work? –  jordanm Jan 18 '13 at 22:45
    
CTRL+L also does not work. In fact, it doesn't seem to do anything. –  Shamim Hafiz Jan 18 '13 at 22:54
    
@ShamimHafiz - This link may be helpful for Gnome 3: askubuntu.com/a/122776 –  jordanm Jan 18 '13 at 23:03
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