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

CyberOrg cyberorg at opensuse.org
Mon Sep 22 23:03:49 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Russell Whitaker <russ at ashlandhome.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, Jason Spiro wrote:
> 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.  If you reply only to me by
> private mail, I will eventually summarize your reply to the list.
Since openSUSE 11.0 users have to hit ctrl+alt+backspace twice quickly
to kill X.

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