Ticket #1311 (closed defect: duplicate)
Power button is too easy to hit inadvertently
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When in ebook mode, the power button is on a corner that's likely to be hit by a stray thumb -- and it looks an awful lot like the rotate/backlight button, which is in a similar corner and is something you're likely to want to hit. Should this be changed in B3 hardware?
This can probably be worked around in software, by doing a slight dance when the button is hit. My suggestion: When power is on, the first press on the button causes host software to be notified, which puts up a notice. The notice says to press the power button again if you really want to power off the system. If nobody does that within 5 seconds, the notice goes away and you're back to normal.
Of course, if the system does not respond, the user can hold the button down for 4 seconds and get an immediate EC poweroff.
Alternatively, a short press on the power button could suspend the unit, rather than powering it off. This would make it less catastrophic to hit it accidentally; you'd just hit it again to power back on. But then how would you nicely ask the system to truly power ifself off?