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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Removing ksmserver shutdown dialog

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:10:38 -0500
On 15 February 2012 12:51, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@...> wrote:
> 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 am talking about the shutdown dialog that appears when one clicks
"Logout" on the Kicker panel. I want to remove this custom dialog with
a standard submenu in Kicker

>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'

All of these options would be available as well.

> 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..)

yes those options aren't what I was looking to change.

I made a mockup with the menu editor (non functional, but shows the
idea) and I have attached a screen shot.

In the shot the Icons are in an incorrect spot, they will replace the
logout spot