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



On Wednesday 01 April 2009 14:10:55 Robert Marcano wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 5:34 AM, Bill Crawford
>
> <billcrawford1970 gmail com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 March 2009 22:52:35 Robert Marcano wrote:
> >> 1cm is enough to make a mistake
> >
> > Yup. Just last year I accidentally type "crontab -r" instead of "-e" ...
> >
> > Perhaps all destructive commands should be removed ;o)
>
> It is amazing how people is able to say anything to win an argument (I
> count myself too :-P)

I did have my tongue firmly in my cheek there :)

> , when you typed the letter "r" did it executed 
> immediately without giving you time to read and press enter?, I am
> pretty sure the answer is no. Control+alt+bs does not gives anyone
> time to fix the mistake, maybe if the X servers were able to check if
> you pressed that key combination for 4 seconds (like the power buttons
> case already mentioned) I could be against the zap option
> deactivation, but that is not the case

I'd be happy with a (small!) delay. I just can't understand the mentality that 
there shouldn't be an off switch in case someone presses it ;o)


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