Lock screen monitor timeout

Hey when i lock my desktop the monitor doesn’t sleep until the monitor sleep timer runs out.
Is there a way for instant off when locking? Like Gnome and Windows does?


I have mine to lock immediately by changing the settings the Screen Locking settings to immediately. Is that what you are referring to?

Kind of, its more when i press meta + L and it locks the screen, i have to wait the normal screen energy saving timout.
I want to leave that setting at 10 mins but when i manually lock the screen to instant off the monitor.

You need to unbind the Meta+L from the standard lock screen and map it to the following script:

xset dpms force off
loginctl lock-session 1
xset dpms force off


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Mate you are a legend, fixed it right up!
I’m glad even after the recent controversy at Manjaro the community is still strong :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

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