Re: Fwd: [Usability] Technical language in applet menus
- From: Corey Burger <corey burger gmail com>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: Fwd: [Usability] Technical language in applet menus
- Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 19:10:04 -0700
On 5/7/05, Liam R. E. Quin <liam holoweb net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 18:30 -0700, Kirk Bridger wrote:
> > I'm still not clear on when a user should ever have to "restart a
> > screensaver". That makes no real sense for a desktop.
> Maybe you never play games or watch videos or listen to music
> with visualization? :-)
> It would probably make more sense for Totem to disable the
> screensaver while it's running, same with other programs,
> but the mechanism to do that isn't altogether clear right now.
> > An alternative to
> > > disabling the screensaver, would be an option to disable the locking
> > > of the screen. any thoughts??
> There are more use cases for disabling the screensaver that I can see
> than for stopping it from locking.
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin
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Basically the screensaver needs to accept a dbus message to freeze,
and the programs need to pass it. I suspect if the 1st is implemented,
the 2nd will come along in due course.
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