[Bug 79303] Deskbar "Computer Actions" too fast

John Moser nigelenki at comcast.net
Sun Jan 14 22:32:25 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: deskbar-applet

Deskbar's computer actions happen way too fast.  At the very least,
"Shutdown" and "Reboot" ask for absolutely no confirmation.

In my case, I had used Deskbar to 'shutdown' and find the "Shutdown the
machine" option.  Later, I clicked the down arrow and got the history
log, in an attempt to get the Deskbar search box.  To remedy this, I
tried to click the down arrow again; unfortunately, I hit the "Shutdown
the machine" history entry.  With no confirmation, GNOME instantly
vanished and my machine began the shutdown procedure.

This chain of events also exposed me to Malone #79300, as Firefox came
back complaining that it had crashed and wanted to restore the old
session.  A simple enough mis-click can trigger the events in #79300.

To remedy this, I suggest that the Computer Actions ask for
confirmation.  Log Out, Shutdown, and Reboot need to raise a
confirmation dialog when selected from Deskbar.  It is far too easy to
haphazardly turn your computer off with a few misplaced mouse clicks.

** Affects: deskbar-applet (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Deskbar "Computer Actions" too fast

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