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i3lock with gifs

asked 2015-09-29 02:10:25 +0000

a_flamethrowing_duck gravatar image

updated 2015-09-29 02:10:59 +0000

This might be a more general question whether this feature is planned or might be considered to be implemented.

But is there a way to use (or will there be a way to do so), a gif as a i3lock picture?

edit: I'm really not sure whether this is the right place to ask such questions, if not please redirect me to the correct place.

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answered 2015-09-29 05:03:48 +0000

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No, this is not possible and there are no plans to change that. We want to keep it simple to not compromise security.

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got it, thanks for the feedback. Where lies the security risk in displaying gifs?

a_flamethrowing_duck gravatar imagea_flamethrowing_duck ( 2015-09-29 13:18:05 +0000 )edit

Additional code that introduces code paths etc. The idea is simply that it's a lock screen which is supposed to protect your machine, not look pretty and animated and everything. So we keep it as simple as possible to do just that job.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-09-29 14:07:23 +0000 )edit

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