Include a nice graphical tool to change the auto login behaviour

Registered by Ivan Bulychev on 2013-10-24

Afaik currently there is no GUI tool to change autologin settings. Once it's defined at the installation - it's defaulted. To change it you should configure text files. GUI might be useful to change this behaviour from auto login to manual and vice versa.

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Started by
Julien Lavergne on 2013-11-19

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[amjjawad] to completely change the Auto Login Settings, you do need to configure a file, that is correct. However, to disable the password at Login Time and just click on "Login" to log to your Desktop, this can be done via GUI which is already exist by default with Lubuntu:

Menu > System Tools > Users and Groups

http://askubuntu.com/questions/182274/how-to-disable-autologin-in-lubuntu

[vanyok] Yes, AJ, that's clear. I'm referring to the situation when during installation I chosen autologin, but in one day I decided that I'd like to protect with a password (not autologin).

[gilir] Basicly, you need a GUI to configure lightdm. Currently, nothing exist to configure autologin. We need someone to develop it.
See also :
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/other-p-xubuntu-lightdm-settings-gui
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/simple-lightdm-manager-change-lightdm.html

[joern-schoenyan] I've talked with gilir about that and start developing a tool for login settings. I'm thinking about adding support to change Plymouth themes and stuff, so that the tool covers most things from boot to login. But be aware that this will not arrive in Trusty as it is most likely too late to add new features. Of course, for the interested people there should be a PPA.

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