So you're watching a film on your laptop and you set your monitor/power/screen saver options so nothing kicks in to disturb it. But then you forget to change the settings back again before you go to bed. The next day you go to work and your monitor stays on and your screen saver doesn't start...
Or you mute your system sound because your partner is sleeping, and the next day you don't hear anyone paging you on IM ...
What would really help me is a script which detects when I fiddle with power/sound/screen saver options and then automates changing back to my default options (perhaps overkill) or simply automates pop-up reminders for me to do it (perhaps better - more flexible).
Either way, if when it detected any change it popped up and gave me a choice to "ignore pop-up and keep new settings", "ask me again/revert settings in x hours", or "ask me/revert settings on next startup", then I'd feel safe changing my settings but not too nagged.
I looked at the scheduling hibernation
thread and at a couple of other power management scripts but what I'm not finding is a script being triggered by
changing these kind of settings (including individual system sounds etc). Makes me wonder if I'm missing something obvious. You know, when x runs, run y. ...?