Re: Proposal for inclusion in desktop: gnome-screensaver

On 27 Oct, 2005, at 7:45 AM, Rodrigo Moya wrote:

On Thu, 2005-10-27 at 09:40 +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:

Le mercredi 26 octobre 2005 à 23:39 -0200, Matthew Thomas a écrit :

Use case: A child leaves the screen locked and goes to bed. Child's mother comes along, unlocks the child's account, saves the child's unsaved documents etc, and shuts down the computer for the night.

gnome-screensaver should, like gdm, offer to suspend the computer.
And if you are asking for a password to do it, then, why can't you just enter the password, and go to Desktop->Log out, and select suspend from that dialog?

Because the mother doesn't know her child's password. She knows her own password, though, and that's what she uses (in combination with her own account name) to unlock her child's account, so she can save any unsaved stuff etc before shutting down. That's what would require an extra field in the unlock dialog. Sorry if I wasn't clear earlier.

Matthew Paul Thomas

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