Simple screen locker built for the i3 window manager - i3lock

Simple screen locker built for the i3 window manager. More information: i3 - improved tiling wm.

  • Lock the screen showing a white background:

i3lock

  • Lock the screen with a simple color background (rrggbb format):

i3lock --color {{0000ff}}

  • Lock the screen to a PNG background:

i3lock --image {{path/to/file.png}}

  • Lock the screen and disable the unlock indicator (removes feedback on keypress):

i3lock --no-unlock-indicator

  • Lock the screen and don’t hide the mouse pointer:

i3lock --pointer {{default}}

  • Lock the screen to a PNG background tiled over all monitors:

i3lock --image {{path/to/file.png}} --tiling

  • Lock the screen and show the number of failed login attempts:

i3lock --show-failed-attempts