Screen management got magic

As you may know Dan Vrátil and I are working in a brand new screen manager that will solve most of the issues that we currently have on the desktop, making the configuration of monitors either auto-magical or super simple.

We are trying be as smart as possible adapting the behavior of it to each use case making the configuration of monitors as simple as plugging them to your computer.

A video is worth more than a million words:

New KDE Screen Management from Àlex Fiestas on Vimeo.

The behaviors are still not finished and we may change our defaults based on feedback and field test, but eh! it is a start :p

I’d like to personally thanks Red Hat for sponsoring Dan and my employer BlueSystems for letting me squeeze some time to move this forward.

Finally if you want to get this working:

  1. Compile libkscreen
  2. Compile kscreen
  3. qdbus org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.unloadModule randrmonitor
  4. qdbus org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.setModuleAutoloading randrmonitor false
  5. qdbus org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.loadModule kscreen

Enjoy !

Giveaways in the next KDE TeaTime (#10)

Almost a month has passed since I wrote on this blog about the show, and so far everything is going great, people seem to be enjoying it and we are having a ton of fun doing it.

Since I talked about it we have done 2 more shows:

KDE TeaTime #8 – If you could change one default setting, what would it be?

KDE TeaTime #9 – When to release?

And for the next one in order to properly celebrate the #10 show we have prepared some giveaways !

During the show we will explain how to participate in the raffle so make sure to not miss it!