Does 7.16.16 for Linux have a snooze feature?

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Message 102412 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 21:19:49 UTC

Hi all,

I'm running 7.16.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and there does not appear to be a snooze feature. Simple view, advanced view, right-clicking on the icon in the dock... nothing. A bit of Googling and searching the forums seems to indicate that there should be a snooze feature.

I remember running the Windows client quite some time ago and it had a snooze feature. What am I missing (besides a snooze feature)?

Thanks and best regards,

- Phil
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Message 102414 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 21:34:26 UTC - in response to Message 102412.  

Hi all,

I'm running 7.16.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and there does not appear to be a snooze feature. Simple view, advanced view, right-clicking on the icon in the dock... nothing. A bit of Googling and searching the forums seems to indicate that there should be a snooze feature.

I remember running the Windows client quite some time ago and it had a snooze feature. What am I missing (besides a snooze feature)?
Thanks and best regards,

- Phil

In advanced view under the activity menu there is the option to
Run always
Run based on preferences
Suspend.
That is the closest to a snooze feature I remember any Linux version having which it has had since I started and is still present on 7.17.0 (compiled on my machine).
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Message 102417 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 22:01:33 UTC - in response to Message 102414.  

Dave,

Thanks, I figured it was a Linux thing. On the Windows client, as I remember it, you could right-click on the BOINC icon in the system tray and tell it to snooze for an hour. Was really handy if you wanted to play a game or something and not forget to turn the BOINC processing back on.

While I would LOVE to have that hour-long snooze feature back, I'm not willing to go back to Windows to get it. >8]

- Phil
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Message 102418 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 22:46:35 UTC - in response to Message 102417.  

It was a decision of the linux repository maintainers to remove the tray icon completely from the Linux builds: apparently it didn't work consistently across the multitude of different Linux desktops. The snooze function, alas, vanished with it.
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Message 102419 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 22:51:43 UTC - in response to Message 102418.  

Bummer. Makes sense though... many thanks for the info.

Cheers,

- Phil
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