< PlasmaRevision as of 13:53, 14 September 2010 by TuringTest (talk | contribs) (→Use cases)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) without the ZUI, we need an alternate way to access the containments of screens that aren't connected... the latest plan: when PVD is deactivated, we offer to purge the unused containments (but, in user-speak of course). other than that, we ignore PVD, because a virtual desktop can always be readded (whereas a screen may be physically unavailable). the activity manager UI will use thumbnails generated from the view (look at the code in kdelibs/plasma/animations/widgetsnapshot.cpp to see how to do this). hopefully we can save these thumbnails out when closing an activity.. when the current activity has >1 screen, it'll have a thumbnail for each screen. you can click to bring a containment to the current screen, and there'll be delete buttons for ones not in use. when a screen is detached its containment is left running as it is now; the performance impact of this should be negligible. Use cases These are some use cases for multiscreen management of activities. They are paraphrased from conversations at plasma-devel. Jerry: "I usually use two screens, but pulled one screen off my desktop to use for a separate machine for longer-than-short-term. Now my main desktop has one screen, with the panel on it. I want to see in my only screen what was available in the removed screen". Chuk: "I'm working at the office with my laptop attached to a desktop monitor, with a 'Working' activity. I unplug the external monitor and take the laptop home where I use a 'Leisure' activity. Then I remember there was one important note in my office my monitor, and I need to read it in my laptop." Bugged Boy #1: "I have set a wallpaper with some plasmoids in my laptop, but every time I plug an external monitor KDE moves them to the monitor. I want to tell KDE to keep those plasmoids and wallpaper in the laptop." Bugged Boy #2: "I tried to set up a different wallpaper at each virtual desktop, but I didn't like it and disabled this feature. Now my system is slow, and someone on irc told me it's because all those other desktops are still running. I don't want to remove by hand all those extra desktops, the 'disable' button should have removed them." Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Plasma/Multiscreen&oldid=5078" This page was last edited on 14 September 2010, at 13:53. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.