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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Removing ksmserver shutdown dialog

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:51:15 -0600
On 02/15/2012 11:25 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> Hi,
> I think that we should just do away with the shutdown dialog. The same
> task could be easily achieved via the Kicker menu. A Leave submenu
> would be present and would expand to have all the options. Users would
> then be prompted with a dialog box "are you sure you want to X?"
> This would:
> 1. Allow for a streamlined and efficient interface
> 2. create a more consistent interface, custom dialogs are not good
> because they require more code, and are more complicated for a user to
> learn. The KSM functionality would not be compromised anyway, and you
> could still issue the same commands to it.
> 3. reduce clutter in the Kicker menu by moving Lock Session, Switch
> User, and Save Session to the new Leave submenu.
> What do you think?
> Calvin

Hmm.. Are you talking about the context menu shutdown, or just getting rid of
the confirmation dialog that appears on shutdown?  I just get the logout
confirmation as I have set the session manager to restore previous session to
avoid a prompt. I rather like the logout confirmation because it give the
options to

'End Current Session'
'Shutdown Computer'
'Restart Computer (with listbox for which GRUB OS to boot)'
'Suspend Computer'

I have found the selection rather well laid-out and useful. I dunno, I'm not
that much of a start menu user. If I can rt-click and choose logout, I have no
need to navigate to unhide the taskbar and menu at all. Are you sure that what
you want can't be accomplished by setting the confirmation options in 'KDE
Components/Session Manager -> General' ? (aside from the new kmenu entries..)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.