9.1 Proposal: shutdown menu

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 22 11:21:10 EDT 2008

chris wrote:
 > Hi,
 >    > pushing the power button on the laptop should present a menu or
 >    > dialog allowing shutdown.  as a strawman UI, the pushing the button
 >    > should result in a simple dialog that looks like:
 > How about this:  lid close suspends, power button tap starts a clean
 > shutdown (after a five second opportunity to cancel, if you like)?

(or maybe "Push again to confirm, anything else to cancel".)

 > We'd have to define a clean shutdown first.

perhaps.  i'm concerned that the user re-education problem
resulting from that change may be huge.

 > I think using power button to suspend is mostly a holdover from before
 > lid closing was reliable.  I'm not sure we still have a good rationale
 > for it.

i'd be reluctant to eliminate it.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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