gnome-power-management preferences vs screensaver preferences

Przemek Kulczycki przemekkulczycki at
Wed Jun 24 12:14:07 UTC 2009

Have you noticed that the "Put display to sleep when inactive for"
setting in gnome-power-preferences depend on "Regard the computer as
idle after" setting from gnome-screensaver-preferences?
This is causing much confusion to the users, even to myself (where I
regard myself as an Ubuntu expert).
Here are some bugs filed about it:

Shouldn't the usability/user interface design team do something about?
Possible solutions:
1) Merge screensaver and power-management preferences.
2) Add a duplicate of screensaver-idle settings to gnome-power-preferences
3) Add some text explaining why the lowest value for putting display
to sleep is X.

What do you think about it?
(I've sent this message first to the Ayatana list, but it was
rejected, so I'm posting here)

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