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

On Sat, 2009-03-28 at 19:26 +0400, Suren Karapetyan wrote:

> Can someone, please, explain me what is a user trying to do when he 
> accidentally kills X?
> And if the answer is: "Pressing all the buttons he sees", what stops the same 
> user from pressing reset/poweroff or even Ctrl-Alt-F4 + Ctrl-Alt-Del?

In emacs, Ctrl-Alt-\ means indent the selected region according to style
rules for the type of file being edited (very useful), and Ctrl-Alt-End
does something related to emacs-Lisp programming (less useful, IMO).
Both \ and End are right next to Bksp on my laptop keyboard, but only
the \ is at risk on my desktop keyboard.  Other nearby keys (=, ], and
PgDn) don't have default emacs bindings with Ctrl-Alt, but I suppose a
sophisticated emacs user could bind them to something useful.

Some GNOME keyboard shortcuts use Ctrl-Alt as well.

I'm a GNOME and  emacs user, but I'm not taking sides here, just
responding to the request for information.

> Oh and one more...
> I also wonder why we don't disable Ctrl-Alt-Fn, cause a user may accidentally 
> switch to another vt and don't know how to come back.
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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