I have a laptop, xfce on the testing branch and almost always use suspend/resume without locking the screen. It’s only used for browsing and nothing sensitive, so this suits us. Its set up so that closing the lid suspends. (Not hibernate or mixed mode, just suspend to RAM).
If I use the power menu to suspend, then on resume it goes straight to the desktop, no password needed, but if I close the lid it also suspends, but on resume password is needed to login.
I have another laptop that I prefer to require password on resume, but just to test I set this one up also not to lock the screen…
ie. in xfce power manager, ‘Automatically lock the session’ = NEVER and ‘Lock the screen when system is going to sleep’ Un-ticked.
…and now it is also the same behaviour, close the lid and password needed, use the power menu to suspend and password not required.
Why different when resuming, and can I setup so that no password needed in both cases?