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


On 28/02/12 18:54, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
The story of nick rundy's parents is an awkward one. But the only way
to be sure that an Ubuntu, Mac, or Windows PC will log out or shut
down safely is to wait a few seconds to answer any questions it asks
after you choose that command. Developing and universally adopting a
standard auto-save API, so that users never need to save documents
manually, might solve much of that problem. Changing the design of the
shutdown dialog would not.

We could, however, design the API and give developers one cycle to adopt it before making that behaviour the default. Updating the shutdown dialog to JFDI would make apps that don't support the API buggy.


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