Re: [Usability] Screensaver and idle time
- From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>
- To: Gnome usability <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Screensaver and idle time
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 22:36:20 +1300
On Mar 8, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
I have been giving this some more thought.
For the idle time label, how about one of:
"Treat the computer as idle after:" * minutes
"Treat the computer as idle after this length of
"Treat the computer as idle after this length of time
without user input."
That's still a level of indirection. "Treat the computer as idle"? Does
this mean the computer starts criticizing its own lethargy? :-)
Perhaps this should all be defined with reference to the screensaver,
since it's the most visible thing. So the screensaver preferences
themselves can have:
[/] Turn on the screensaver when the computer is inactive for: ...
Then either the Screensaver preferences or some future Security
preferences can have:
[/] Require password when returning from screensaver
And your IM client can have:
Mark as [Away :^] automatically:
[/] When the scrensaver turns on
[/] When inactive for: ...
Matthew Paul Thomas
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