[sugar] (very) Little Proposals for 9.1

Bert Freudenberg bert
Mon Oct 13 09:37:56 EDT 2008

Am 13.10.2008 um 15:35 schrieb pgf at laptop.org:

> jerome wrote:
>> I agree with this. I was with my (almost) 7 year old daughter
>> yesterday and she was studying scratch with 767 and after an hour of
>> playing around, she told me that she wants to turn it off (the XO)  
>> but
>> she couldn't determine how as there is no obvious way of doing so  
>> from
>> the OS unlike what she can do on XP or Gnome, so the first thing she
>> did  was press the power button.
> i've always been surprised that the power button doesn't allow
> shutdown.  i think the button should invoke a menu, which, if left
> untouched for 5 or 10 seconds, would allow the laptop to sleep
> as it does now.  the menu should have entries for "cancel" and
> "shutdown".  i suppose for completeness there should be one for
> "suspend" as well, but "reboot" is unnecessary, imho.
> (if this menu were present, there might be no need for those
> entries in the UI itself.)

... except if not running on the XO.

But this power-button UI could be in addition to a regular menu, which  
should not be invoked from the home view but from the frame's device  

- Bert -

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