[Improvement Request] Prettier Shutdown

Asked by Alex Baggott on 2015-06-12

Currently, notify-osd instances and open windows get mangled on Log Out/Shutdown/Restart. Also, the user isn't prompted to save and close programs when this happens. Speaking as an OED selling machines which run 14.04 LTS, it would be much nicer to have any notify-osd messages disappear/fade out and for users to be prompted by their open programs before seeing them close.

Perhaps something of this nature could be run before Unity exits:

start-stop-daemon --stop --name notify-osd
WIN_IDs=$(wmctrl -l | awk '!/unity/ && !/Desktop/ && !/Hud/ && !/XdndCollectionWindowImp/ {print $1}')
for i in $WIN_IDs; do
 wmctrl -ic "$i"
while [ -n "$WIN_IDs" ]; do
 sleep 0.1
WIN_IDs=$(wmctrl -l | awk '!/unity/ && !/Desktop/ && !/Hud/ && !/XdndCollectionWindowImp/ {print $1}')

A desirable additional feature would be for the desktop to exit in a nice fade out (or other) effect.

I'm not a developer and I lack the skills to implement this, despite my efforts to make a hack/workaround, so would anyone be interested in implementing something like this?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Alex Baggott (alex-baggott) said : #2

I'd like to keep this open.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

To reach the developers' attention for your improvement request, you better create a bug report.

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