UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Apr 20 21:42:25 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-04-20 at 14:51 -0400, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> To be honest, every laptop user I know wants the laptop to suspend
> when 
> they close the lid. They're not using it at that time, so they don't
> care.

Ah, "the argument from personal incredulity (variant)"

Reasons why you might not want the laptop to suspend on closed lid:

- your laptop doesn't suspend properly

- your laptop doesn't return from suspend properly

- you are using the laptop as a powerhead, with external monitors

- the laptop is being used headless, e.g. as a server or router

- there are kids or cats around and you want to protect the laptop while
it does some longish task

- you don't want someone else stopping things by closing the lid of an
apparently idle laptop

- you want to move the laptop without interrupting what it's doing
(dinner time!)

- the laptop is being used for something that doesn't need a screen -
e.g. listening to Internet radio

I'm sure there are plenty more. All of the above have applied for me at
various times over the years.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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