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Is GNOME 3 going to melt your laptop?

Feb 03, 2011, 18:35 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hughes)

"In GNOME 3.0, we're defaulting to suspending the computer when the user shuts the lid, and not providing any preferences combobox to change this. This is what the UI designers for GNOME 3.0 want, and is probably a step in the right direction. We really can't keep working around bugs in the kernel with extra UI controls.

"This will upset people who are docked or using a laptop for a presentation with a projector. Worry not! If you have more than one active screen connected to the machine, then we're going to just disable the internal screen and not suspend until the second screen is removed."

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