Not obvious that "Shutdown" power button option is immediate

Bug #345979 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-03-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

Ubuntu 8.10; Ubuntu Jaunty

1. Open "System" > "Preferences" > "Power Management" > "General".

The "When the power button is pressed:" menu was added (bug 49214) to let you choose between prompted or immediate action when pressing the power button.

However, it's not as obvious as it could be that shutdown is immediate. This could be fixed by changing "Shutdown" in the menu to "Shut down immediately".

(Not to be confused with bug 311693, which is about session management when shutting down.)

phenest (steve-clark) wrote :

Perhaps you could explain what you thought Shutdown meant.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Some of my colleagues were interested in adding a confirmation alert for the shutdown option, because they were unaware that it was deliberately distinct from the "Ask Me" prompt.

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thank you for your suggestion. However, the changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. The mailing list <email address hidden> will contact the developers of GPM.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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