KDE 4.x and the "Leave" menu

Terence Simpson stdin at stdin.me.uk
Sat Sep 13 08:29:20 BST 2008

claydoh wrote:
> On Friday 12 September 2008 11:43:42 pm John-Scott Atlakson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm just a lurker on the list as a bleeding edge end-user.
>> As a bleeding edge user, I gave the 8.04 re-spin with KDE 4.0 a try, but
>> there were too many issues at the time, so I went back to 3.5.x and have
>> been holding out for Intrepid and the hopefully more polished/finished KDE
>> 4.1.x.
>> One simple annoyance I had hoped to see eliminated is that when you click
>> on the Leave menu, you choose between Logout, Restart, Shutdown etc. But
>> clicking on any of these options just brings up another dialog providing
>> the exact same options. I thought with the 8.04 respin that I had just
>> goofed stuff up and that KDE 3.5 and 4.x were just talking at cross
>> purposes but I see this behavior in a clean install of the most recent
>> Intrepid Alpha 4.
>> Can the secondary menu be eliminated easily, or is this more of an upstream
>> issue? It seems a shame after all the UI improvements to have this
>> completely redundant step boogering up the interface.
> That is configurable in System Settings in the Session Management area.
> Fixing this is on the devs' todo list
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kubuntu/Todo it just hasn't been done yet.
It's not as as easy to fix as you think, if you disable it globally then 
those that use the Application Launcher Menu (rather than kickoff) can't 
logout (or shutdown/restart).
See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/+bug/187450

Terence Simpson

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