KDE Plasma 5.27 To Provide Better Multi-Monitor Support

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 16 December 2022 at 09:30 AM EST. 42 Comments
The KDE Plasma 5.27 desktop, which is to be the last Plasma 5 feature release before Plasma 6.0, is poised to introduce revamped multi-monitor handling.

KDE developer Marco Martin wrote a blog post today outlining some of the multi-monitor work that's been going into Plasma 5.27. The multi-monitor code for Plasma 5.27 underwent a big refactoring to screen management, enhancements to yield a more predictable experience when encountering new and existing displays, and other changes.

Marco mentions some of the benefits for Plasma 5.27 desktop users:
- No more default empty desktops after connecting a screen that you already connected in the past
- No more desktops, wallpapers, widgets and panels lost after restart
- No more different sets of desktops between X11 and Wayland
- Better experience when using USB-C based docks

This work has involved improvements to KScreen, the Plasma shell, new Wayland protocol support around screen ordering, and other changes to the KDE codebase.

Those interested in finding out more about the specifics of this Plasma 5.27 multi-monitor handling overhaul can see Marco's blog post for all the details.
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