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



On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg redhat com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:02:33AM -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Rahul Sundaram
>> <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> > Then, you might as well as stop running any Linux distribution. Matthew
>> > Garett code is in not optional in Linux.
>>
>> Does not compute.  How can someone who is allegedly intelligent not
>> understand the difference between typing ctrl-alt-backspace and rm?
>> Both could potentially cause data loss, so why remove one and not the
>> other?
>>
>> Maybe mister smarty can explain that to the list?
>
> Ctrl+alt+backspace is a single key away from various other commonly used
> combinations - outside the emacs universe, a bunch of the gnome
> shortcuts are ctrl+alt+something, and ctrl+backspace is "delete previous
> word". When you have a key that's affected by modifiers, it doesn't seem
> unreasonable for people to try hitting other modifiers as well to see
> what they do. In my case, it was normally from flicking between
> workspaces and then going to hit backspace before I'd fully released the
> modifiers.
>
> rm -fr / is rather a large number of keystrokes away from pretty much
> anything else you might want to do.

so just change it to ctrl-alt-backspace-backspace.  problem solved.


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