User Switcher, Shutdown Options, IM Status

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at
Tue Sep 30 21:40:53 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 20:26 -0500, Luke L wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Danny Piccirillo
> <danny.piccirillo at> wrote:
> > I'm not sure if this is the right place to bring this up or if there's
> > already an existing thread about it, but i don't see why all the shutdown
> > options are now separated from the logout options and in the users switcher
> > along with IM status changer even though the IM client already has it's own
> > which is displayed in addition when it's running anyways.
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> THANK YOU for bringing this up! Hardy's functionality w.r.t. the
> logout/suspend/hibernate/shutdown/switch was quicker and better
> looking. I know the separate screens are how upstream does it, but
> that doesn't make it better. I would REALLY like to see this changed
> back to the way it was.
> As far as the gnome-status thing changing Pidgin/Empathy statuses, I
> don't personally mind, though I don't really care for it. I can see
> where it causes problems more than it solves them.
> I have system sounds turned off... heh.
> Again, PLEASE change the logout button back.
> -- 
> Luke L.

gnome-session underwent a re-write for Intrepid, which meant that the
old (Hardy) patch to provide the single session-dialog no longer worked
(leaving us with the separate upstream dialogs) You might want to check
to understand why the situation has remained this way.

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