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Re: shutdown from gnome logout dialog

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 12:59:27PM +0200, Sebastian Kapfer wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 07:43:34 +0200, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr>
> wrote:
> [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.

Nope, it all depends on the apps that are currently running, but
sometimes it takes age to logout.

> > 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.

They had it since 2.0 or something such times. It is a hack of a
different nature than the one here, and i think the gnome folk prefer a
cleaner solution.


Sven Luther

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