[Sugar-devel] restart by ctl+alt+bs

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue May 13 08:04:09 EDT 2014

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:18 AM, TONY ANDERSON <tony_anderson at usa.net>wrote:

> At some point, the ctl+alt+backspace signal to restart was dropped.  This
> was
> a very handy way
> to get out of dead-ends caused by starting too many activities.
> What I would like to do is have this signal show a screen similar to the
> switch desktop screen but with
> a set of options:
>     Start Sugar
>     Start Gnome
>     Login
> where the login option allows the user to set the nick to his/her username.
> The advantage of this is that
> the nick is reset at Sugar start. This option is needed at sites where more
> than one person uses the laptop (even in OLPC sites, it can be expected
> that
> more than one person will use the laptop when it is at home).
> Does anyone know why this capability was dropped? Is there any technical
> reason it can not be restored? How does one set the ctl+alt+bs to call a
> procedure in globalkeys (similar to viewsource and screenshot)? Is that the
> way this should be done?
> Thanks,
> Tony
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The newest versions of Sugar let you limit the number of open activities,
hopefully obviating the root cause of the dead-end you described. Regarding
support for multiple users, that is another topic altogether.


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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