Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea? - no.

Remco remco47 at
Fri Feb 13 03:15:49 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 3:56 AM, Remco <remco47 at> wrote:
> And please don't talk about "people making noise". That gets us nowhere.
> Remco

That was not supposed to be the only contents of my mail.

The people who are against the removal of C-A-B or equivalents think
that Ubuntu would be better in general if such a functionality
existed. So it does not make sense to tell those participants to the
discussion to just change the option for themselves. It is about the
defaults here. Many many more users than the followers of this list
know about C-A-B. It has worked like this for years. If it suddenly
doesn't work anymore, they will probably think that the computer
locked up so bad that they have to reboot. If they ever learn that
Ubuntu decided to get rid of it, they will probably complain. Or
not... not everybody complains about their problems. In this respect,
hitting C-A-B twice seems the only sensible solution, as Mackenzie
pointed out. Another key binding would also be possible, but slightly
less intuitive.


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