gksudo feature request - Grey out the background
milouny at gmx.net
Wed Feb 2 13:13:00 CST 2005
Since a few weeks, gksudo locks X - that is good. But it's also very
confusing, especially since there are non-functioning window borders and
nothing visually changed. After a while people will figure out X has
been locked, because clicking is futile - but it's not obvious. The
whole concept of switching user is unknown to many, anyway.
I propose two things:
1) dropping the window borders
2) repainting the whole desktop in grayscale, and THEN show the "Enter
your password" dialog.
This would be much clearer to the user, because it emphasises the other
windows are inactive, and the gksudo window is brought to front: "Hey,
you're doing something important now".
Somebody said the greying-out shouldn't be too high of a contrast
change, since that would be too flashy, but I thing that can be managed
I'd like to bring this under your attention before the hoary feature
freeze. I must admit I brought this forward in
https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5913 and on IRC as well, and
if there's a good reason not to implement this, that's fine - it's just
that there was no response yet.
Thanks, hope to hear your feedback,
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