creating a custom energy-saving mode

O.Sinclair sinclair at
Sun May 18 09:06:23 BST 2014

On Sunday 18 May 2014 9:20:01 AM Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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
> running.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
The Activities association is optional. However, the question to "kill" the 
screen regardless of session events I doubt you will find in powersaving 
settings as (I assume) the system will find keyboard inputs etc done via VNC 
to be "real events"
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