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GNOME 3.6 released

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 5:37 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
In reply to: GNOME 3.6 released by mmonaco
Parent article: GNOME 3.6 released

> Is it really that hard to show both actions, make the displayed actions visible, or have the single action call up a general dialog with everything.

You see what you did there? Used common sense? Tsk, tsk. Don't be ridiculous. I'm sure the now opposite lack of options (yes, hibernate is a valid one as well) on the menu was carefully scrutinised by the whole design team... :-)

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GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 15:54 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

Isn't support for a hybrid suspend/hibernate working it's way through? That's another button[1].

[1]Though, personally, that option would be my go-to (provided hibernate worked) all the time. Still leaves 3 options: power off, power save, and logout.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 0:37 UTC (Sat) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

I certainly hope so, given it is my patch. :-)

Your PS brings us to the most reasonable solution. Have some default menu items. Provide a way to change that in settings. So, if I want to have suspend/hibernate (hybrid or not)/power off, I can do that too. And it is not complicated - Gnome devs simply refuse to do it.

Sensible defaults are great. Inability to customise trivial things is not. And no, writing code (i.e. extensions) for every possible combo is not the way to do it.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 10:15 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

I find it amusing that many years after Emacs came to the same decision and implemented Customize to allow changing of configuration without learning Lisp, GNOME has gone the other way!

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