Poll: Should Xorg change from using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to something harder for users to press by accident?

Igor Mozolevsky igor at hybrid-lab.co.uk
Mon Sep 22 19:50:57 PDT 2008

2008/9/23 Jason Spiro <jasonspiro4 at gmail.com>:
> Problem:  Many[1] users have killed X by accident.[2]
> Solution idea: Make it harder to kill X by accident.  E.g. you could
> change the key sequence users must press.
>   * Maybe require Control+Alt+Backspace then Control-Alt-Y.[3]
>   * Or require Control+K+X pressed simultaneously.
> What do you think?  Should Xorg change this key sequence?  Please vote
> "yes" or "no".  You can add comments too.

CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE is just the way to do it, just because users
incompetently press the combination, doesn't mean it's a bad one,
besides, pressing that combo requires some effort, I really can't see
how one could do it "accidentally"!


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