[Kde-hardware-devel] Re: [KDE Usability] Re: Display Management Design

Alex Fiestas afiestas at kde.org
Tue Jul 26 22:06:57 CEST 2011

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:44:43 PM Lukas wrote:
> If we compare virtual desktop vs. activities. Virtual desktops is primary
> technical thing helping you getting things done. Activities is something
> that primary helps you have things done by adjusting technical things.
> Roughly speaking.
> It would be interesting to have something with display management.
> Instead of changing monitors/settings and trying to adapt them to current
> needs, have "Display activities".
> It means having "Presentation mode" instead of clone. Having "Work mode"
> with display extended on the right. Having "Laptop mode" with just one
> display" etc.
> The activities could be tied/pinned to different modes. E.g. you work with 2
> monitors with both full of plasmoids. 10 mins later you go to give a
> presentation with again 2 mointors (1 projector, 1 for showing presentation
> slides). The last thing you what is to get your work stuff flash in front
> of the entire audience while you search for empty activity. Definitely not
> solid :)
> Of course each mode can be configured in the KCM, *but* the popup plasmoid
> is reduced to the defined modes.
Messing "Display Configuration" with activities is an awesoem idea! I haven't 
thought about it!

After the basics are done, I will explore that area though it may be a little 
bit difficult for me since I personally don't use activities (I do mainly one 
thing in the computer, work xD)

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