I just want to lock the screen as needed. I don't want it to lock on it's own, so that I have to unlock it everytime I go to use it. This was one of the reasons I took back a Chocolate years ago. It's a pain to have to unlock for everything.
Go to "Market" application. Search for "NO LOCK" app. Will allow you to lock / unlock your phone at your choosing.
I installed this on my LG Ally....works great.
I too was getting tired of swiping the screen to unlock every time the screen went dark.
Chicago Astronomer Joe