Unity: DoS/death by screenshot key still possible

Bug #731917 reported by Paul Sladen on 2011-03-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design

Bug Description

An old chestnut from GNOME Panel days: bug #34492 ("DoS by screenshot")

  1. Hold down the "PrintScreen" button for 30 seconds.
  2. Your machine is now unusable.

If you're really lucky and prepared to wait a couple of minutes doing then it should be possible to get to a console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and run 'killall -9 gnome-screenshot', otherwise it's time to reboot by some forceful means (the power button).

Ideally screenshot should be fire on edge, not on repeat. For a sanity-check it could be rate limited too in addition.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-11
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: udt
removed: sniffles
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → New
tags: removed: udt
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Low → Undecided
assignee: John Lea (johnlea) → nobody
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