Bug 98616 - Add window-less "xdg-screensaver suspend"
Summary: Add window-less "xdg-screensaver suspend"
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2016-11-06 17:41 UTC by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2017-02-28 15:08 UTC (History)
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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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