Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea?
Justin M. Wray
wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 15:12:18 UTC 2009
"If your X crashes from time to time that's unfortunate for you, but a good thing for Ubuntu as you get the chance to report and track down a bug."
Come on, are you kidding me? That attitude towards "user-friendliness" isn't going to help Ubuntu at all. Sorry but a users X issues doesn't "help" Ubuntu.
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE is a standard for many people. Though it isn't something that would normally be used, but when needed saves a lot of time.
But get serious, having to reboot your system isn't going to increase bug reports for X crashes. In fact I'd argue to say people will be less likely to file a bug report, due to the added time and aggravation of rebooting the system.
Point is, the ability to quickly and easily restart X is an invaluable feature. It seems like a regression to remove such a standardized usage.
From: Markus Hitter
Sender: ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
To: Liam Zwitser
Cc: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea?
Sent: Feb 10, 2009 10:02
Am 16.01.2009 um 16:58 schrieb Liam Zwitser:
> I assume that most people don´t want to have to
> restart their pc when the GUI chrashes.
I assume most people don't want their GUI to crash at all. That's a
serious data loss each time, after all.
If your X crashes from time to time that's unfortunate for you, but a
good thing for Ubuntu as you get the chance to report and track down
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