In karmic and jaunty when I would logout or shutdown the computer the prompt that would confirm the action would have a 60 second timer attached to it. When the timer expired the dialog would assume an OK response and proceed with the shutdown or logout.
This is missing in lucid. I was wondering if there was a way to get it back? After a bit of research it seems that this was a hated feature. I am not sure why. To me it meant that if I forgot to acknowledge the dialog it would be acknowledged automatically in 60 seconds for me. I always thought that this was good. Now it doesn't time out and I still have to click OK. I don't see the advantage.
Any ideas or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Doing a bit of looking around on this it looks like this is actually a bug and has been reported: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gshutdown/+bug/548415
Expect them to fix it sometime soon then :)
EDIT: Just read through the bug report and it looks like it was by design and it was altered in code so there is no easy way to re-enable that feature I am afraid.
answered 11 May '10, 13:40
Alt+F2 >> gconf-editor >> apps >> indicator session >> supress_logout_restart_shutdown
answered 11 Sep '10, 06:03