No real editorial here, just capturing some metrics. Number of keys lost when coming out of screensaver or sleep to the unlock password prompt:
- Windows XP: 1..n — You have to hit ctrl-alt-del anyway. And all keys between CAD and when the prompt shows are lost.
- MacOS X (Snow, Lion): 0..1 — sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t.
- Linux (Ubuntu 6.6 +): 0 keys lost. Always works just like you want. You can type your password before your screen powers on.