The gsettings utility provides a way to get to GSettings which is more or less like a Windows registry containing key value pairs.

GSetting values are different for each user. To modify or view values for a different user, launch a dbus session as the user via sudo:

# sudo -H -u lightdm dbus-launch --exit-with-session gsettings list-recursively

Screensaver Timeout[edit]

The amount of idle time before the screensaver starts is set using:

# gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay
uint32 60
# gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 3600

The amount of time before the screen is locked is set:

## Instantly locks when the screensaver starts
# gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay 0
## Or a delay in seconds. Eg: 1 minute
# gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay 60

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