PATCH - implement LockWorkStation using xdg-screensaver on Linux

Rolf Kalbermatter r.kalbermatter at
Wed Jun 20 04:14:24 CDT 2007

Steven Edwards [mailto:winehacker at] wrote:

>On 6/19/07, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:
>> No, it should lock the virtual desktop (with a fancy screensaver and 
>> all ;-).  That stuff really belongs in explorer though, not in 
>> wineboot.
>Don't tempt me =) If I recall Scr's are just exe's anyway so we could
>our own dummy one in wine/programs and have explorer CreateProcess on it

Yes they are! A not uncommon way to get people to install malware used to be
to send *.scr files and Windows being what it used to be just executed them
without any concern, while people usually didn't realize that were simply

Rolf Kalbermatter

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