Login and logout sounds

Luke Aaron lukeaar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 02:53:26 BST 2010

On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:48:26 am Harald Sitter wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 8. April 2010 00:21:25 schrieb Jonathan Thomas:
> > What if we changed the sounds for login/logoff to the ones for
> > plugged in/unplugged power cords? (Also used for
> > suspending/hibernating, etc) It's consistent because the sounds
> > are already used for notifying the user of "leaving" events,
> > etc, plus they're all fairly short. They are also already part
> > of the Oxygen sound theme, preserving consistency in that
> > regard.
> Uh, very good idea, that way we still maintain the little feedback we need and 
> also shorten the sounds... I am all for that  :)

That would confuse things I think.  It would seem like the computer is recognising the plugging in of a power cord on login, whether there is any present or not.  Also, if you unplugged the power cord, you might freak out and think your computer is shutting itself down when you hear the sound.

Luke Aaron

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