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Code: bluesabre/display-settings branch

Stage 1

Target: Xfce 4.12, Implementation: 100%

Status: Wait for testing/bugreports for 4.11.0.

Stage 2

Target: , Implementation: 0%

Changelog Version 4.11.0

Status Quo

Minimal Dialog

The minimal dialog can be called when a new display is plugged in (given that the laptop send the appropriate signal). It should provide users quick access to four of the most-used modes:

The “Advanced” button opens the normal display-dialog.

Display Settings Dialog

The main thing that changed here are the comboboxes to change the monitor position and the mirror-checkbox. (Note: the mirror-mode in the position-combobox only sets the currently selected display to mirror _one_ other display. This is mostly relevant in 2+ displays setups.) The comboboxes give the user a way of positioning always 2 displays relative to each other. In total, users can still position as many displays as they have. Four positions are available: left-of, above, right-of, below.

Identification Popups

For users to more easily know what display they're currently modifying, we decided to implement “identity-popups”. These show the name of the display (same as in the treeview) and the resolution. These popups are currently shown at the bottom of the respective display.

Open Issues

Hotplugging Scenarios

Minimal dialog: