Totem's "Also disable the screensaver when playing audio" is mysterious

Bug #500166 reported by Vish
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Fix Released
Fix Released
totem (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Movie Player 2.28.2, Ubuntu 9.10

The "Display" tab in Preferences has a checkbox: "Also disable the screensaver
when playing audio". It's not obvious what happens when the checkbox is
unchecked -- especially since there's nothing in the window for "Also" to be
harking back to.

A simple fix would be to change the checkbox to a pair of radio buttons:

    Disable screensaver when playing: (*) Video ( ) Video or audio

This still would not explain why you would ever want to disable the screensaver
when playing audio too. It is explained in the help, but if there is room, it
might make sense to explain it in the interface as well:

    Disable screensaver when playing:

    ( ) Video or audio
        Use this if your display turns off speakers when the screensaver is on.

    (*) Video only

Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: lucid-round-6 → maverick-round-6-sound+video
Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug is fixed in this upload:

totem (2.31.6-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Add support for Web-M to browser, movie player, and YouTube plugin
    Movie Player:
    - Add deinterlacing support, automatically used for interlaced content
    - Do not block when loading playlists
    - Remove libunique dependency
    - Make auto-resize use half-scale or 2x if the player would fit on the
    - Make screensaver preference clearer
    - Support running with RGBA (semi-transparent) GTK+ themes
    - Update for YouTube website changes
    Browser plugin:
    - Fix running browser plugin in non-GTK+ front-ends
    - VLC-compatible browser plugin:
    - Support input.time and input.length property
    - Support togglePause function
    - Support toolbar plugin argument
  * debian/
    - updated the build requirements to match the configure
  * debian/patches/80_webm.patch,
    - the changes are in the new version

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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