GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 336449
[cpufreq] Show which governor/frequency is active
Last modified: 2006-06-14 10:19:35 UTC
The selection menu of the cpufreq applet should indicate which governor/frequency is currently activated. UI suggestion: use radio button menu items instead of the regular menu items used in the current version.
Yes, good point. For frequencies we should also add an option like "auto" or something like that when the frequency is managed by a daemon or a governor such as ondemand or conservative.
Another option could be to disable the current frequency/governator menu item, so the user has both a visual feedback of which item is selected and he cannot reselect the same freq/governator.
That would be really confusing. Most of time users don't know which governor/frequency is currently active. Disabling settings without reason gives the user the feeling (s)he cannot control the computer.
(In reply to comment #3)
> That would be really confusing. Most of time users don't know which
> governor/frequency is currently active. Disabling settings without reason gives
> the user the feeling (s)he cannot control the computer.
I agree, I think that using radio button menu items is clear enough, much better than hiding options.
Btw, the icons in the frequency menus can be left out too. A radio button would do here, too. The icons will show up on the panel itself anyway.
I've just rewriten the popup selector. It's fixed in head now.