Bug 418433 - App inhibitions should list what exactly they are inhibiting
Summary: App inhibitions should list what exactly they are inhibiting
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Battery Monitor (show other bugs)
Version: 5.21.4
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Kai Uwe Broulik
Keywords: usability
: 421522 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-03-03 14:33 UTC by Juan Simón
Modified: 2022-01-04 17:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Juan Simón 2020-03-03 14:33:15 UTC
When Elisa plays music doesn't allow the monitor to be turned off.
Elisa is a music player so I don't understand why it inhibits the energy saving settings I have configured.
I understand that it does not allow the equipment to be suspended or turned off but the monitor being turned off does not prevent the music from continuing to play.

Operating System: Arch Linux 
KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.2
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.67.0
Qt Version: 5.14.1
Kernel Version: 5.5.7-zen1-1-zen
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Memory: 15,5 GiB
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2020-03-08 02:29:51 UTC
Yeah, it's possible to inhibit system sleep but not display sleep/dimming. Elisa should do that.
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2020-11-11 03:08:15 UTC
*** Bug 421522 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Victoria 2021-05-01 08:37:50 UTC
In my opinion at the very least, an audio player should not be inhibiting screen locking.
Comment 4 trmdi 2021-05-01 09:43:14 UTC
> When Elisa plays music doesn't allow the monitor to be turned off.

Hmm... I can't reproduce it. My laptop screen is still turned off while the music is playing, sleep is inhibited.

I am using the latest git version. Am I missing anything here?
Comment 5 Kai Uwe Broulik 2021-05-01 10:11:35 UTC
Are you sure, or did you just read the label in battery monitor? It will always say "screen locking" because it doesn't know what inhibition an app exactly requested.
Comment 6 Patrick Silva 2021-05-01 11:27:58 UTC
I also can't reproduce on neon unstable.
The screen of my laptop is turned off during playback.
Comment 7 Victoria 2021-05-01 12:40:36 UTC
Yes, it was based on the description from the battery monitor applet. Sorry.
Comment 8 Nate Graham 2021-05-01 13:51:46 UTC
Ah, we should make the text show the specific inhibitions rather than a generic message.