Should mousing over (but not clicking) audio files on the desktop cause them to play invisibly?

Matthew East mdke at
Thu Apr 2 22:24:22 BST 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> So, by default Gnome has a feature that I've seen confuse at least a few
> users - if you leave the mouse over top an audio file it will
> automatically start playing the file, even if it's already open or you
> have other music playing at the same time.

A "me too" from me. That's always struck me as a crazy feature. I
don't know if it is feasible to disable it at this stage in the
release cycle, but I'd certainly welcome the change.

I'm not convinced that the upstream bug has had much serious
discussion, it's only one developer commenting so far.

Matthew East
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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