screen gets black on password and shutdown prompt

Bug #96582 reported by chickennuggetburger on 2007-03-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gksu (Ubuntu)
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I know this is not a bug,

but in my opinion it is not very good for the usability of ubuntu.

Everytime a passwort prompt (gksu/sudo) window opens the whole screen turns black and I can't do anything. I think this is not very good. Of couse it's important to let the user know that he is doing something critical and he should pay attention, but I think this is already done by the passwort prompt it self.

So I think, the screen should not turn black if a passwort window comes.

And whats even more worse: If you click on the shutdown icon in the upper right corner, the hole screen turns black, too! But why? Maybe I forgot to save my documents before I shutdown the computer.

If the screen would not turn black, I could click on gedit and save it, and then click on shutdown.

But in the situation as it is now, i have to click the shutdown menu away, save, and open it again. It's much more complicated.

So in my opinion, we should change this for usability reasons.

Changed in gksu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

This hasn't been changed at all since this bug was reported, so I'll mark it as Confirmed so it's not stuck in New status.

Changed in gksu:
status: New → Confirmed
Kangarooo Jānis (kangarooo) wrote :

in xubuntu when clicked shutdown button to choose from menu also all is bluish. maybe a little more transperancy should be added.

Kangarooo Jānis (kangarooo) wrote :

Also i just checked that it freezes screen so motion is not beeing seen. thats bad i think

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