low-hanging fruit

David Zeuthen davidz at redhat.com
Mon Aug 20 19:02:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 14:40 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:28:20 -0400
> "Colin Walters" <walters at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Right; this is the real solution to the stolen-laptop problem and I'm
> > all for it!
> Except if your session was logged in when it got stolen (seen those
> commercials about the pretty girl in the coffee shop?  (: ).  This is
> why I want some sort of session timeout (other than the screensaver) on
> how long these things sit unlocked for you to access them.

FWIW, for the first few weeks in Rawhide after F7 IIRC,
gnome-power-manager used to lock your keyring when resuming after
suspend. Most people *hated* it. I think you can still turn it on via
gconf however, yup, it's


with the explanation

  Whether the GNOME keyring is locked before the computer enters
  suspend. This means the the keyring will have to be unlocked on

Personally, I thought it was a horrible feature.


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