I can also report, at this point, that unlike an other method I have tried to accomplish this simple task, this one does NOT run thru battery life like it was going out of style.
The next most popular option, NookManager, which uses the NookModManager to do this fix, uses an average of 10% battery life every day, even when in in sleep mode the whole time. Turning the option off (I.E. reinstating the swipe to unlock) again reduces battery drain to a more normal point.
But, the fix by Renate seems to use nomorebattery than the stock reader, whether reading, sleeping, with WiFi on or off. I like it!
Once again, Renate, thank you very much for this, and for all you have done for the Nook community.