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Tue 16 June 2015

# Fedora 22 - workstation - Gnome - Do not disturb

Posted by ankur in Tech (221 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

One side effect of this new UI was that the "I'm busy" switch that was present in the lower notification bar was lost. It was quite a nifty feature. I had asked about this on the workstation mailing list and Florian replied that even though they couldn't find a nice place in the new UI to provide the switch, the actual functionality had not been removed. You can still use the following commands from the command line to set your session to "Busy":

$gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.SessionManager \ --object-path /org/gnome/SessionManager/Presence \ --method org.gnome.SessionManager.Presence.SetStatus 2  To set the session back to "Active", use this: $ gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.SessionManager \
--object-path /org/gnome/SessionManager/Presence \
--method org.gnome.SessionManager.Presence.SetStatus 0


I just tested it out, and of course, the commands work. Florian also said that if users really find the switch important, it could be added back in the UI in the future. Here's to undisturbed work! Cheers!