gnome x shutdown needs cancel

Christopher Aillon caillon at
Sun Jan 29 22:50:54 UTC 2006

On 01/29/2006 03:29 PM, sean wrote:
> I run X with 4 workspaces. If I try to shutdown or reboot, often it 
> hangs because it's waiting for a "close or cancel" window in another 
> workspace. IOW, I'm in workspace 4. I try to shutdown, gedit on 
> workspace 1, displays a window asking about saving a new file ( I can 
> see it appear in the Wokspace Switcher ). Shutdown hangs, but I can't 
> get to workspace 1. The only way out is ctl-alt-backspace.
> Maybe kde does it better, and maybe there's some clever keystroke combo 
> that would cancel the shutdown, but in IMHO, there should be a popup in 
> the active workspace ( or maybe a shift to the workspace with the 
> message?).

Wouldn't the more obvious solution be to just fix the save dialogs to 
appear in the correct workspace?  Fix the broken things; don't implement 

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