As I´m using Lubuntu 20.04.3 LTS xscreensaver is installed by default.
I´ve encountered some strange behaviour as far as xscreensaver is concerned and thought I´d post it here to see if anyone may tell me more about it.
BTW: I´ve already posted the topic in the Lubuntu forum (Question about xscreensaver behaviour - Lubuntu Support - Lubuntu Discourse ) but haven´t received an answer so far.
Perhaps the topic is a bit too strange…
The screensaver is set to 10 mins; that´s a good value for my purposes.
Sometimes I have text read out to me with a text-to-speech-script I once wrote.
If the reading takes longer than 10 minutes xscreensaver kicks in.
But: I think it shouldn´t, because every now and then I use the space-key of my keyboard.
The background of my action is: I read along the text (e.g. pdf-file) and have to “turn over” a page.
That I do by applying the space-key of my keyboard.
The bottom line is: there is definitively input (by my keyboard) within the 10 minute time frame.
However: when I use my mouse within the 10 minute time frame xscreensaver doesn´t kick in.
So it´s just the keyboard which seems to be ignored.
when xscreensaver is active and I want to get my desktop back it really doesn´t matter whether I use my mouse or the keyboard. Any action is recognized and my desktop is displayed. Even the space-key of my keyboard…
Does anyone have any idea why that behaviour is
Thanks a lot in advance.