Re: Pleasantness [was: Re: Sound effects]
- From: Lennart Poettering <mztabzr 0pointer de>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Pleasantness [was: Re: Sound effects]
- Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 19:46:32 +0100
On Fri, 12.12.08 18:42, Bastien Nocera (hadess hadess net) wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 18:34 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > On Fri, 12.12.08 12:19, Ronald S. Bultje (rsbultje gmail com) wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > Heya!
> > > On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
> > > > Futhermore it's really much easier to open one capplet and be able to
> > > > mute half of the system sounds in just one click when preparing to
> > > > give a presentation
> > >
> > > Like for power-management, this should be automated.
> > There's not much to automate. All a presentation program needs to do
> > is to toggle the GConf key /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds or the
> > XSETTING gtk-enable-event-sounds.
> > I don't think we need a daemon for managing that key, do we?
> We probably do, because it's the same problem as the Inhibit APIs in the
> screensaver. What if your app crashes, how does it reset the old value,
> what was the old value? Should be easy enough to add to a
> gnome-settings-daemon plugin though.
Hmm, maybe GConf (or DConf) should know the notion of "temporary"
change that is automatically reversed if the app responsible
terminates the connection? Somehow I got the feeling that this might
be useful for more than this case.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net ICQ# 11060553
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