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I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome as DE and lightdm as display manager.

I have a keyboard shortcut with the xset dpms force off command for turning off the laptop monitor. When I execute this command display goes off but when I press any key it turns up to the lightdm login screen.

I just want to turn off the screen not log out from the desktop.

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LightDM locking is controlled by the light-locker. Starting it with option --no-lock-on-suspend and then issuing command xset dpms force suspend should turn off the screen without locking the session.

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