UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 10:15:21 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Peter Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
> True it's a matter of taste! & also practicality, Gnome 3 suspends when I
> close the laptop lid even if a back-up or something is running in the
> background, & even when it's plugged in to the TV to watch a film!!! this is
> the most annoying thing I have ever encountered and the Gnome devs do not
> seem to care! They state on their forum that it's the way it's going to be
> and like it or lump it (or words to that effect)!
> I always thought Linux was about choice not having things put upon you and
> told you cant do anything about it!!

The Gnome developers don't want to provide a gui option to change the
lid-closing behavior but you can modify that behavior to a certain
extent via dconf-editor.(or dconf or gsettings once you know what the
correct keys are).

Search for "power" in dconf-editor.

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