[Feature Request] Add GUI option to enable ctrl-alt-backspace

Bug #329150 reported by C.Kontros
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Studio Controls (development moved)
Fix Released
High
Andrew Hunter
ubuntustudio-controls (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Andrew Hunter

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntustudio-controls

This has been a hotly contested issue as of late and I think it would be a good idea to have this option available for Studio users. Kubuntu provides this option as well.

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Andrew Hunter (rexbron) wrote :

What was the method used for disabling it? was it a gconf key or a option that needs to be added to xorg.conf?

In any case, this should be simple feature request.

Changed in ubuntustudio-controls:
assignee: nobody → rexbron
status: New → Confirmed
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C.Kontros (coryisatm) wrote :

They used the dontzap package and then have a settings patch. tseliot had done a Gnome patch too, but it got rejected, so we might want to talk with him.

Andrew Hunter (rexbron)
Changed in ubuntustudio-controls:
assignee: nobody → rexbron
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
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Michael Evans (mjevans1983) wrote :

This is a major problem.

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace is a STANDARD DEFAULT key sequence.

This is deliberately breaking a feature that long time users, support staff, and others expect to be there and work.

Deviating from established conventions such as this should require at least two things.

1) A way to re-enable the standard behavior.
2) -DOCUMENTATION- in a central list that contains all ways in which expected normal behavior is broken.

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Yannis Tsop (ogiannhs) wrote :

[sarcasm] What a nice feature!!!!![/sarcasm].
 Now I have jaunty alpha and I cannot restart X WTF???? Default should be ON!!!!

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C.Kontros (coryisatm) wrote :

This is not the place to rant. This bug is about giving users the ability through a GUI to re-enable ctrl-alt-backspace in Ubuntu Studio. This is something that is turned off Ubuntu-wide by default.

Googling will give you more info that I can as to why this was done. Here is not the place to sound off about it.

We're trying to give Studio users an option.

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Andrew Hunter (rexbron) wrote :

Finished work on the dontzap fix.

Changed in ubuntustudio-controls:
milestone: none → 0.4
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntustudio-controls - 0.4

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ubuntustudio-controls (0.4) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Added DontZap option for x.org (LP: #329150)
  * Removing missing translations from .desktop file. (LP: #322757)
  * Modify raw1394 permissions to work with new layout.

 -- Andrew Hunter <email address hidden> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:52:41 -0500

Changed in ubuntustudio-controls:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Andrew Hunter (rexbron)
Changed in ubuntustudio-controls:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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