Bug 98616

Summary: Add window-less "xdg-screensaver suspend"
Product: Portland Reporter: Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Component: xdg-utilsAssignee: Portland Bugs <portland-bugs>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Reuben Thomas 2016-11-06 17:41:55 UTC
Sometimes an application, such as caffeine-indicator, which allows the user manually to inhibit the screensaver, does not have a window to use with xdg-screensaver suspend.

In such a case, or even in others, it would be convenient to use a process as the "locking entity".


xdg-screensaver suspend # note: no window ID

should start a process that suspends the screensaver, and resumes it on SIGHUP, SIGINT, or anything else it can catch.

Indeed, for most modern desktops, even kill -9'ing the process will not leave the screensaver inhibited, as the "resume" action is a no-op.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2017-02-28 15:08:37 UTC
While nice in some circumstances, I don't think this suggestion will ever get implemented, sorry.

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