creating a custom energy-saving mode

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Sun May 18 08:20:01 BST 2014

On Saturday, 2014-05-17, 13:45:38, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> I have a desktop and a laptop that are configured pretty similar. When I'm
> at home I like to use VNC from the desktop to the laptop so I can use my
> desktop's keyboard and mouse.
> I prefer the laptop screen to be off, because it sits below my desktop's
> monitor and can be distracting. Mostly it stays off, until something
> triggers the screen-blackout to stop. I'm thinking I could use a custom
> power setting called "VNC" to just blank the screen after a minute of
> inactivity, but how?

That depends a bit on the version of the Plasma workspace that you are 

The general entry point is Systemsettings -> Power Management

Early versions had this feature as a separate profile handling systems, newer 
versions (I think 4.11 onwards) associate power settings with activities.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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