Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1970 closed Bug (invalid)

[Mac] The "system sleep" option should be placed under a different tab or removed

Reported by: someone Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 1.51
Severity: Minor Keywords:


Placing it under the network tab makes no sense.

In addition, 99% of users would expect Transmission to keep downloading while he/she is away instead of going to sleep. Therefore this option is largely pointless and should be removed from the UI since there is a chance a novice will accidentally turn this option off. Expert users can always use defaults from the terminal.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

From the forums, I know there is a fair amount of interest in this feature. And blocking sleep without the user having any input on it is a bad, bad idea.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by someone

iTunes prevents the computer from going to sleep (even when not playing anything) and it doesn't even offer a hidden option to turn this behaviour off. If an option is not modified by 99% of users, it should be kept as a hidden option. Otherwise, the program will eventually suffer from bloated UI/featuritis.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by someone

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

That sounds more like an iTunes bug than anything else. I have already dealt with a lot of users who like it to prevent sleep and users that don't want to prevent sleep. This option is staying.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

And Transmission, at least in my opinion, has avoided bloat quite well, especially considering its current feature set. Removing a checkbox for a feature that a good number of users use is not the solution.

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