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Re: shutdown from gnome logout dialog

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 07:43:34 +0200, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr>

[shutdown from inside the gnome-session]

> > It saves just a few clicks or keystrokes though. After logging out,
> > the Shutdown and Reboot features are available from gdm's System
> > menu when activated. Why is this request so popular when it saves so
> > little time?(Ancient Windows rites?)
> Because you can tell it to shutdown, and then forget about the box,
> instead of having to log out of gnome, wait a few minutes (depending
> on what crazy gnome app is currently running or not, and yes, i have a
> rather fast box, an athlon 2500+), and come back to perform the second
> step.

A few minutes?! I hope you're exaggerating here.

> Finally, if it is such an unusefull functionality, why has redhat,
> which employs many gnome people do they not, implemented it ?

I'm not saying that this feature is unusefull. It's just amazing how
much of a difference such a small feature makes to the users :-)

Good to hear that RH has already done it. Maybe somebody should apply
their changes to GNOME CVS.

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