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Target: Xfce 4.12, Implementation: 100%
- Support extended desktop mode for multiple monitors
- Improve minimal dialog
Status: Wait for testing/bugreports for 4.11.0.
Target: , Implementation: 0%
- Replace treeview with iconview
- Support xfce4-notifyd's themes for the identity-popups
- Support setting the primary monitor (Related bug: 9338)
- Create “display profiles” (save setups based on EDID)
Changelog Version 4.11.0
- Implement support for extended desktop mode
- Improve minimal dialog
- Use new big icons to make minimal dialog easier to understand
- Implement display identification popups
- Improve applying new settings (now works with Nvidia's proprietary driver as well)
- Fix small naming inconsistencies
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:
- Only Display 1
- Extend desktop to the right
- Mirror displays
- Only Display 2
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.
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.
- with an external display connected, internal display disabled, we want to re-enable the internal display when the cable gets disconnected
- when connecting an external/additional display, we could show a notification-popup with an action-button to either enable the display directly and/or open the display-dialog
- when the laptop-lid gets closed (e.g. in a docking-station), we should disable the display (currently this doesn't happen reliably with xfce4-power-manager, maybe this functionality should reside in xfsettingsd?)
- Add the 10sec-reset-timeout dialog just to be sure
Fix 3 commit authors (merge locally, then rebase interactive on origin/master and set a new committer)
- Celebrate the release!