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Re: F11: xorg decision to disable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace

Callum Lerwick wrote:
On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 09:53 +0200, Giancarlo Niccolai wrote:
Good computing => "least surprise effect".
People coming from windows => ctrl+alt+<fumble>bs "OH CRAP --- I am so XXXX I forgot to save my work files in 15 Word (ops, Openoffice) windows in the past 3 days!!!!"

Openoffice has autosave/crash recovery, so this would not happen.

...which mitigates the alleged "harm" of c-a-bs, weakening the argument against it.

People knowing their systems and just upgrading => x blocked => ctrl+alt+bs ... ctrl+alt+bs... "what the..." ... CTRL+ALT+BS. "OH SHIT -- I got to hard reboot loosing all the work on console sessions and possibly fucking up that crap of XXXX filesystem the installer forced me to use!!!!"

Ctrl-alt-bs doesn't reboot the kernel so your filesystem loss scenario
is at odds with reality.

...which means that the alternative (which *is* to hard-kill the entire system) is far more destructive than c-a-bs; thus, a reason for it to stay.

I'm confused; both of you seem to feel that c-a-bs is better than no c-a-bs?

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