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Re: Are there plans to add "Reboot" item to the power-cog menu in panel?


Hi all,

Reading through the replies from Mark Shuttleworth, Paul, Omar B., I
propose the following solution. *

1. Integrate Startup Applications into the gnome control center (removal
from power cog menu)
2. Add an option to restart in the power cog menu.
3. The shutdown dialog should have a 60 second timeout which still brings
about the "undo" functionality but also removes the need to confirm it
again by just letting it countdown to zero.*
*4. Option to enable or disable login sound be presented in the sound
settings dialog or under user accounts (so that each user can choose to
disable or enable it)*

The reason being the following, not every user changes the startup
application frequently. Besides the gnome control center is coming around
brilliantly and I think this is the right place to also display the Startup
Application settings option. Second, for dual-boot users like me, restart
is an important option which should be easily accessible.

There you go, removal of one menu item to add another.

@Mark, thanks for letting me know about the game, I am new to this mailing
list..but I think that's a good idea for keeping the menus simple and


On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  On 27/02/12 00:22, Omar B. wrote:
>  I agree startup applications is not something that you would use
> frequently and the only item inside is the "Gnome Login Sound" (which i
> also believe is not the correct place for it either, as i was looking how
> to disable startup sound a few days ago in more logical places like user
> accounts or sounds but did not find it , so i had to do an online
> instructions search...).
> Agree, that's a terrible place for the login sound - it's a hack surfaced
> to the user. Please file a bug.
> Mark
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Nekhelesh Kandasamy Ramananthan
Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft

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