View Poll Results: Do you want This shortcut to be disabled by default?

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Thread: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

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    POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Hello!

    In Jaunty alpha 3, the developers have disabled the shortcut ctrl-alt-backspace to restart the X-server, because some people were complaining that they accidentely restarted X. I don´t like this, and I think most people won´t, so I decided to make a small poll about it. Please post your thoughts about this issue here. Thanx!

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Disabling it will lead to more sorrow than leaving it enabled...

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    I'm sure you can re-enable it whenever you want, so it's no big deal. A common desktop user simply doesn't need to restart X (in fact doing it accidently can cause data loss, which pi**es me more off than having to re-enable it by hand) so I advocate this decision. [OT: Is this what you say when you support sth.?]
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    As long as you can enable, I guess I understand. But I am against this, when you need to restart, you may not be able to enable the option to use it.
    I hope it doesn't get changed, how the hell can you accidentally hit all three at once?

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by agim View Post
    As long as you can enable, I guess I understand. But I am against this, when you need to restart, you may not be able to enable the option to use it.
    I hope it doesn't get changed, how the hell can you accidentally hit all three at once?
    this shortcut has saved my life more than once. i voted no. but i can tell you how that it is possible to hit all 3 at once by mistake. i do that sometimes when i play supertux. i have always to fingers on ctr + alt and teh if i reach for my coffecup or drop a lighter i can hit these 3 at once. i could not live wiht out the shortcut since sometimes something is geting so messed up that xkill wont do the trick. if i have too many windows open and all stuff is haning and dragging and its too slow to open a terminal i do a logout by using ctrl+alt+del buttons.sometimes its one of the most handy and useful features i think.
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by agim View Post
    As long as you can enable, I guess I understand. But I am against this, when you need to restart, you may not be able to enable the option to use it.
    I hope it doesn't get changed, how the hell can you accidentally hit all three at once?
    My wife has done it, making 2 mistakes as she went along!

    1. Looking for CTRL-ALT-DEL for windows forgetting she was on my PC
    2. Hitting backspace instead of DEL

    it does happen....

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    I voted no, but have no objection to throwing up an "are you sure?" dialog before restarting X. That seems a vaguely sensible compromise imho..

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by issih View Post
    I voted no, but have no objection to throwing up an "are you sure?" dialog before restarting X. That seems a vaguely sensible compromise imho..
    How would a dialogue help if X was stuck (don't know the proper term). Surely the dialogue wouldn't appear.
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by agim View Post
    As long as you can enable, I guess I understand. But I am against this, when you need to restart, you may not be able to enable the option to use it.
    I hope it doesn't get changed, how the hell can you accidentally hit all three at once?
    I agree: although I haven't had that much call to restart anything when things went wrong with Ubuntu, I too don't see how it would be possible to accidentally do the CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE thing. Bumping the touchpad on a laptop is more likely.
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Leave it do we have to dumb down everything or can't anyone learn how to use the controls?

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