SystemParametersInfo: Screen Save actions
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Fri Nov 16 15:36:13 CST 2001
--- Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> wrote:
> But do we really have Windows applications that
> mess with the
> timeouts? Unless we know of many applications that
> really do stupid
> things, we should let them modify the screensaver
> timeouts. Otherwise it
> is just paranoia. And if we don't trust Windows
> applications we should
> not let them run in the first place. They are many
> things worse than
> changing the screensaver settings that they could
> do: just imagine all
> you can do with an evil API like DeleteFile, or
The worst thing may happen is the same mess with
settings as on Windows machines.
Most Windows users reinstall OS not more frequently
than 2 times a year. Sure, restarting X session so
often is a huge annoyance ;-)
> Andriy asked:
> > Do you suggest another extreme - "Integrate with X
> > possible"? If not, where do you suggest to draw
> the line between
> > these two extremes?
> I would say that I lean in favor of the
> "Integrate with X whenever
> possible" option. But I did not study all the SPI_
> settings in enough
> details to really say that it always makes sense. As
> Alexandre says
> there can be exceptions: just not the same ones.
> Though it may be that
> by putting our exceptions together we manage to
> cover all of the SPI
> settings ;-)
Exceptions will be not so many as I see from the first
20 implemented system parameters.
For the most system parameters I just don't know what
to think. E.g. what type of applications use
SPI_GET/SETBEEP, SPI_GET/SETKEYBOARDSPEED, are
interested in exact mouse buttons mapping?
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