Allow user to see, change “snooze” duration

Bug #955469 reported by Tina Russell on 2012-03-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Alarm Clock
Confirmed
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

I would like to be able to change how long the alarm will “snooze” when that command is given. At present, the program doesn’t even say what that value is, much less allow you to change it. (I even checked in gconf, nope.)

For instance, for me, because of my ADD and the meds I take for it I find it easiest to sleep for seven hours and snooze for one hour. I’m sure there are many other use cases, too. This would be a really important feature to add to the next release. Thank you!

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) on 2012-03-15
Changed in alarm-clock:
milestone: none → 0.4
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Johannes H. Jensen (joh) wrote :

There's already the possibility of setting a custom snooze time for Timers. Some minor code changes should make this option available also for Alarms. The snooze time would be set globally for all alarms/timers instead of individually, so you would need to enter the snooze time (60 mins) every time though.

Do you think enabling the snooze menu also for Alarms would be sufficient for your use case?

Tina Russell (tinarussell) wrote :

Well, the problem with that is that there’s no real way I’d be able to use a selector like that when I’ve just woken up and am ambling across the room to silence the alarm. I’d just end up turning the alarm off altogether. It needs to be something I can set beforehand, and then activate with a click. (Thanks, though)

Rob Snelders (ertainl) wrote :

I would like to have a setting to set them beforehand also. Would a global gconf-setting be ok?

Matthias Homann (palto) wrote :

Would be nice if the snooze duration could be set per alarm/timer.
Having a global setting (e.g. in gconf) might be sufficient for some use cases (better than no config option)

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