[ubuntu-art] Re: (Yet another) new logout dialog

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 5 09:22:31 BST 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 22:02 +0100, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> >> IMO it would be best to only show one of these options to the average 
> >> user. (It would be useful to have some real-world data on which of 
> >> these people use most often -- sleep I guess -- and how many people 
> >> regularly use both options.
> > Except there's a darn good reason why on some occasions you want one 
> > option, and on others, you want the other.
> Well, some users want both options, but those who don't know the 
> difference (which we have established is most people) don't.

And almost all users that will use hibernate and standby are laptop
users. Am I wrong in thinking that these are options which are generally
activated by pressing the relevant function key on the laptop? I
certainly have never used these options in the logout menu.

Another thing to consider is that hibernate on linux is really not
working particularly well: on my computer it takes about the same amount
of time to hibernate and come back up as it does to reboot.

But the main problem here, as vuntz pointed out, is really that there
are lots of things in the logout dialogue that shouldn't be there, or at
best, should be in a separate dialogue.

adding 2 more cents to the ever-increasing pot.

mdke at ubuntu.com
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