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Re: Bug#455769: same problem on wheezy + Thinkpad X220T

On 03/28/2013 07:32 AM, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

(on a more personal note, why oh why would you ever want the system to
suspend when you close the lid? That's what a suspend button is for. If my
laptop is compiling something, I do *not* want it to suspend when I close the
lid, thankyouverymuch. Oh well)

If nothing else, for symmetry. If a laptop will wake up from suspend when you
open the lid (which mine at least will), having it go to sleep when you close it
would be an intuitive behavior. For some people, having that intuitive symmetry
broken produces enough mental dissonance that they are more comfortable with it
present, even at the cost you describe.

It's also a matter of convenience; if you *do* want to both suspend and close
the lid in a particular case, with suspend-on-lid-close you can get the job
done with just one action, but with suspend-only-on-button-press you have to
take two. You pay for that convenience by sacrificing the convenience of being
able to close the lid *without* suspending, but which inconvenience is the
greater depends on your usage patterns, and different people may well prefer to
sacrifice different ones.

   The Wanderer

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