So, you are in the office using your happy Gnome laptop when the time comes to get up and head for the meeting room. You don’t want your laptop to go suspend mode loosing your internet connection, but it would be ridiculous to wander around with your lid open.
A new little tool called office runner is here to help you with such situations, allowing users to close their laptop lid and run to where they want to go without suspending their laptop.
All you need to do is run the tool and press the “run” button and you are good to go anywhere. When you reach your destination you can simply press the “done” button to display a playful result depending on the time it took you to travel.
Actual screenshot from Flash‘s laptop
Gnome offered a configuration option to select what happens when you close your laptop lid that was removed in Gnome 3.6, and now this little tool is added instead of digging in the configuration options. Now you got an extra dose of trophy hunting time trial fun whenever you go from your desk to the meeting room (or whatever your regular route is).
Office Runner needs systemd to work properly, so it doesn’t work on Ubuntu or other non-systemd distributions