KScreen-Doctor Will Help KDE Developers Improve Multi-Screen Plasma
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 24 August 2016 at 10:28 AM EDT. 23 Comments
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While the support has been steadily improving, one of the more criticized areas of KDE Plasma 5 has been around the multi-monitor support with various bugs being present. Fortunately, improvements are on the way with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS.

Sebastian Kügler is one of the KDE developers who has been working on the effort to improve the multi-screen support in Plasma. As part of this effort, he's been developing kscreen-doctor. This experimental program is a debugger / helper tool to provide relevant information about the screen configuration as well as allowing a command-line tool to try different screen configurations.

The tool is currently quite experimental but kscreen-doctor should end up helping developers reproduce screen configurations and analyze related issues.

Also helping KDE developers in their multi-screen efforts is a centralized activity log in KScreen with Plasma 5.8 and the ability to easily create virtual screens in Wayland for reproducing issues without real hardware.

Those wishing to find out more about the latest KDE Plasma multi-screen efforts can see this blog post by Kügler.
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