No option to choose shutdown button action in gnome power manger

Bug #49214 reported by -JojoMan- on 2006-06-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

There isn't any option to set the default action when the power button is presed on a computer. It is normally set to interactive and some users like to customize their computers to just shut down when they press the power button, not ask to shut down (it isn't "ask to shut down" button lol j/k). I looked in gnome-power-manger which any average user should be able to find but reluctantly i couldn't find an option to change it. I then searched in gconf-editor for possibly a key i could change, to my LUCK i foudn it. I have included screenshots of both the gui for gnome-power-manger & the key in gconf editor. There should be an option: "when i press the shutdown button ..." --> option1, 2, 3 etc. (like for suspend).

Screenshot of gnome without the option to choose action when pressing the shutdown key.

The key that determines the action of pressing the power button on your computer. This option is not accessable from the GUI for gnome-power-manager as it should be.

Richard Hughes (richard-hughes) wrote :

I've added the option to HEAD:

2006-06-08 Richard Hughes <email address hidden>

 * data/
 * src/gpm-prefs-core.c:
 Add the configurable action for power button press in the UI.
 Fixes #344325.

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Thanks JojoMan and Richard. The fix seems to have made it's way to the latest Edgy.

Changed in gnome-power-manager:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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