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Subject: Re: re FS#12625 - Sleep timer setting is broken

Re: re FS#12625 - Sleep timer setting is broken

From: Nick Peskett <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:05:39 +0100

On 27/03/2012 14:20, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> Hi,
> This wasnt caught when the sleep timer changes were commited, and its
> not really a big deal but it should be changed.
> IIUC the sleep timer is now broken into a few different settings:
> 1) set timer on boot
> 2) restart timer on keypress
> 3) start the timer with the chosen minutes value (arbitrarily set to
> 5min increments).
> Both the first two settings use the 3rd to know how long to start the
> timer for manually. The issue in the task is:
> 1) It isnt a normal setting so cant be added to the quickscreen and
> shortcuts menu (minor inconvinience)
> 2) cancelling the setting screen enables the timer anyway. - BAD!

Unfortunately this has been the case with the callback since 2007;

As you move through the menu items the sleep timer continually gets
reset, so when you cancel the menu item the last set remains.

> I don't understand why setting the sleep timer duration for boot
> should be linked to the sleep timer duration i want to set
> temporarily. (i.e the current system means unless I have a fixed.cfg
> it is impossible for me to set a 30min timer before i go to bed and
> have it turn on with a 90min timer).
> The duration should be a separate setting and the "start sleep timer"
> menu item should then be changed to start at "off" so pressing cancel
> will not enable a timer.
> In addition, extra handling for the sleep timer can be manually added
> to the shortcuts screen to start/stop a timer.

This is pretty much how it was in the original patch before many
opinions on IRC and the ML stripped it down to the bare minimum changes
acceptable to get it committed.

It might be difficult to implement this sort of flexibility without
complaints about it getting too complicated/ too many options/ a
dedicated sub-menu.


Received on 2012-03-27

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