[UIFe] Add back the "never turn screen off" option

Bug #862154 reported by Rodrigo Moya on 2011-09-29
This bug affects 7 people
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Ubuntu Translations
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Rodrigo Moya

Bug Description

The screen panel in the GNOME control center doesn't offer the option to never turn the screen off, which was present in Natty. Adding it is very easy, as we just need a new item in the combo box and gnome-settings-daemon already knows what to do if the timeout is 0 (which is what we would map the new item in the combo to). But we need to add a new string to the UI that doesn't have an existing translation in g-c-c itself (although it's present in other packages, like evolution-3.2, aptitude, cups, glade3, gnome-disk-utility, gnome-user-share, nautilus, and a whole lot of other places).

So asking for permission to translation and documentation teams, and for the best way to include this new translation.

summary: - [UIFE] Add back the "never turn screen off" option
+ [UIFe] Add back the "never turn screen off" option
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

see bug #841345 as well

pitti suggested to maybe get the string for some other source and patch the po to avoid creating an un-translated string, not sure how to do that easily though...

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

> patch the po to avoid creating an un-translated string, not sure how to do that easily though...

You could use msgcat to combine nautilus and gnome-control-center's po files and then re-run intltool-update to sort out the unneeded ones. However, for clean and small patches it's better to just copy&paste them from e. g. nautilus' po files. Something like

cd gnome-control-center/po
for f in ~/upstream/nautilus/po/*.po; echo >> `basename $f`; do echo grep -A 1 'msgid "Never"' $f >> `basename $f`; done

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This level of details is most probably below what is provided in ubuntu-docs; at most it makes control-center's own help files incomplete. +1 from release team for adding this, provided we also get existing translations. Once the translations are imported into LP, the po patch can be dropped again, but we need it once for an import.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-control-center - 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu3

gnome-control-center (1:3.2.0-0ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Rodrigo Moya ]
  * debian/patches/00git_show_search_view.patch:
    - Make sure we gtk_widget_show the search view (LP: #860950)
  * debian/UbuntuLogo.png:
    - Use the correct version of the icon (LP: #860497)
  * debian/control:
    - Add missing NetworkManager build dependencies (LP: #861443)
  * debian/patches/12_add_never_turn_screen_off.patch:
    - Add back the "never turn screen off" option (LP: #862154)

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * debian/patches/53_use_ubuntu_help.patch: Use gnome-help when running
    GNOME or GNOME Fallback (LP: #852911)
 -- Rodrigo Moya <email address hidden> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:47:53 +0200

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

I tried your "Never" turn off screen. Seems that it is only a new menu entry but not backed by actual code. It folds to the "1 minute" setting. Simply choose "Never", log out, log in, and you are on "1 minute".

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
pablomme (pablomme) wrote :

Setting turn off to "Never" might fold to "1 minute", but its effect is even worse - the screen starts to dim immediately after every mouse move / keystroke (as if the timeout of 0 was taken literally).

primefalcon (primefalcon) wrote :

Yeah having this as well

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

there is a new bug about the issue with the change, closing again this one

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2011-09-30
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Fix Released
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