Better still would be to have the default be a simple shut down and have some developer thread where people are asked for all of the different things that they want the lid switch menu selections to be.
Personally, I want my lid switch to be multi-selection capable.
Close lid = shutdown
Left Shoulder 1 + Close lid = standby
Left Shoulder 2 + Close lid = launch audio player, turn off screen, activate bluetooth, pair to my headphones, route audio away from internal speakers, start the music playing then pause 0.5 seconds in.
I still say that the shipping default for a simple lid closed without modifiers (changeable in a menu either at shipping or planned for 'some day when a developer gets to making the configuration application' should be a very simple and safe shutdown.
Oh - and yes, this has become a keyboard thread again...
Unexpected shutdown is not safe at all.
- Just imagine you get your Pyra, connect with your home server over wifi, and start copying data from it. While it is being copied you put your pyra in charging while closing the lid, and poof it shuts down.
- You receive a call with bluetooth/wired earphones on pyra. Natural reaction is to close the lid and keep pyra in pockets while talking. Again shutdown.
- You have some important data transfer going on, between cards/usb drive, while this happen you decide to watch some stuff that you don't want others to see. Someone appears over your shoulder and you close the lid in quick reaction. Shutdown.
There is power button on Pyra for shutdown, I will prefer to use that for shutdown. Many of us I believe wants to use pyra like a phone, which will stay on 24x7, so sudden shutdowns are not expected or needed.