[ubuntu-x] Ubuntu X feature work for Intrepid

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Wed Jul 23 19:00:34 BST 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 09:36:47AM +0200, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 06:44 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > 
> > xorg-ctrl-alt-backspace
> > -----------------------
> > We've had bunches of requests for users to turn off this shortcut key,
> > however it's quite useful to developers.  A compromise has been to
> > require holding it down for a short period of time (and/or hitting in
> > quick succession).  We're tentatively planning on trying this out,
> > although I'm not 100% how to best implement it.  I assume this wouldn't
> > be of interest for Debian; let me know otherwise.
> Why not just make Option "DontZap" enabled by default?

That was the original proposal in fact.  However, a lot of people
(particularly every developer I've talked to) do rely on this shortcut
key for getting out of X, like when it locks up.  They felt rather
strongly that it would be seen as a major regression to flip it on by

> P.S. Sorry for the late followup, had some e-mail trouble...

No prob, I've been on vacation and internet-limited myself.
Will be back at it next week.


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