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



On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg redhat com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:25:25AM -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg redhat com> wrote:
>> > How did you learn to use a computer? I did it mostly by trying random
>> > things to see what they did.
>>
>> How many times did you hit ctrl-alt-backspace before you realized you
>> shouldn't be pressing that key combination at random?
>
> Twice - the second time to see if this bizarre behaviour was
> reproducible.
>
>> Did you do a lot of really important work first and not save it before
>> you started pressing random keys to test and see what they do?
>
> No, I lost no significant amount of useful work. But I also spent some
> time wondering why Linux needed a "Throw my work away without
> confirmation" hotkey. The times I've hit it by accident /since/ then
> have occasionally led to me losing something useful.

Yes, there should be a confirmation key, like an additional key press
after the ctrl-alt-bksp.  I have used software that has
ctrl/alt-ins/del combination (sdlmame from rpmfusion).  I've never
once hit ctrl-alt-backspace by mistake, but I could see it happening.


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