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    Phoronix: KDE To Get Improved Multi-Monitor Handling

    A new screen manager is being worked on for the KDE desktop to dramatically improve the multi-monitor experience by making it work "auto-magically" or at least be "super simple" to configure...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MjI

  • #2
    I'm an Xfce user, but something like this might get me to make a switch. Awesome!

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    • #3
      Could it be Screen Management Done Right?
      Nice work!

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      • #4
        finaly, i hope they will port it to other DE lso

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        • #5
          A great thing considering setting up multiple monitors in KDE (and GNOME) is a royal PITA and something like having any DE not just KDE automagically configure the 2nd monitor would be welcomed. A control panel for fine tuning the multi-monitor configuration would also be a nice touch too!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
            A control panel for fine tuning the multi-monitor configuration would also be a nice touch too!
            Available now is krandr for doing it manually (includes a tray icon for easy access):

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            • #7
              Sponsored by Red Hat?

              That's interesting. I wasn't aware that they were sponsoring KDE?

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              • #8
                Looks perfect for laptops, but I doubt this will help people with multiple displays on high-end workstations that span multiple GPUs / graphic cards.

                As far as I'm concerned, KDE is the only high-end desktop left, every other project (even KDE to some extent) only cares about all of the tablets they're not even running on.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                  Sponsored by Red Hat?

                  That's interesting. I wasn't aware that they were sponsoring KDE?
                  They do since years. It's just that Red Hatís support for KDE is dwarfed by their support for GNOME. KDE software is included with full support by Red Hat in RHEL (not installed by default but the only alternative to GNOME).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by droste View Post
                    Available now is krandr for doing it manually (includes a tray icon for easy access):
                    This don't save or restore the Settings after an system start.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nille View Post
                      This don't save or restore the Settings after an system start.
                      The "Save as default" button should restore the settings after a system start.
                      To be honest I've never tried it, because the X default is also the default I want to use for my setup ;-)

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                      • #12
                        What about two external screens? What if your virtual X size is not big enough for two screens side by side but it would be big enough for one over the top of the other (I'm looking at you, fglrx)? What if I don't want do disable the internal display when closing the laptop for a short time?

                        What also wasn't shown: What about window placement? When I disable my external screen, everything is moved to the remaining screen. When I re-enable it, everything stays there...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by droste View Post
                          The "Save as default" button should restore the settings after a system start.
                          That didn't work since 5 years.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
                            finaly, i hope they will port it to other DE lso
                            libkscreen does not seem to have any dependencies on anything KDE-specific, although I could be wrong. All I can see are Qt dependencies. (The choice of pure GPL for a library is weird, though.)

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                            • #15
                              Multi Seat

                              It would be nice if these efforts reach the heights of their logical conclusion, which is automagic multi seat goodness.

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