Logout dialog improvement suggestions

Seth McBean sepheebear at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 08:32:05 GMT 2006

On 1/18/06, William Lachance <wrlach at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, fading the rest of the screen out certainly does focus your
> attention on the dialog. There's also the argument of familiarity: not
> only for those using Windows, but those using previous versions of
> GNOME/Ubuntu. I have to admit I was a bit dismayed to see this
> behaviour go.

I for one like the simple logout dialog approach. The fading or
washing out feature ala WinXP doesnt make the dialog stand out more

Aside from the eyecandy aspects of the logout dialog, is there any
work going into the functionality-side of the Gnome logout? Logging
out with unsaved data still clobbers everything that was running
without prompting the user to save changes. Are there any plans in the
works to implement a "save unsaved changes" hook to the logout
procedure? Prompting to save unsaved changes and holding until
confirmation, seems like it would be a more useful feature in the
spirit of the Just Works philosophy, since unlike with other DEs'
people might be used to, they now potentially have unsaved work on
four desktops instead of just one.


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