Pushing UI fixes and display blanking
sidnioulz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 15:58:33 CEST 2014
Please allow for screens being turned off. If I'm in the dark and want to
put some music on, turning it off manually is actually a neat feature (yes,
I live in the dark, so what?). Even if e.g. you're outside in the evening
just chilling and don't want insects around your lappy's screen, you don't
want either to have to wait 1 or 2 minutes for the screen to turn off every
time you change a song.
The feature could be reserved to users who opt-in in the settings UI via a
checkbox changing the meaning of "min brightness". It'd need to be
localised to whatever sliders are in use to determine screen brightness,
and if enabled then a step beyond "min" would turn the screen off
Anyway, just ranting.
2014-08-01 12:17 GMT+01:00 Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at>:
> On 01. August 2014 12:47:24 MESZ, Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com>
>> Maybe we could prevent turning the display off? I'd say it'd be rather
>> undesirable to disable the display that is currently in use... especially
>> when the user can't find their way around in the dark to turn it back on.
>> Just my thoughts. :-)
>> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 3:48 AM, Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
>>> Hi Simon,
>>> Am 01.08.2014 09:38, schrieb Simon Steinbeiß:
>>> > On Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:55:01 +0200
>>> > Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
>>> >> Since you did not comment on or object to the following two commits, I
>>> >> will simply cherry-pick them into master, then continue working on the
>>> >> blanking/dpms:
>>> > Great, thanks! :)
>>> > By the way, I got some interesting feedback today in #xubuntu-devel
>>> > from Sean Davis (bluesabre) who's regularly testing the daily builds of
>>> > xfpm. Seemingly on his laptop he can completely turn off the brightness
>>> > with the slider in the panel-plugin. I can't reproduce that, I guess
>>> > it's a combination of hardware/kernel/driver?
>>> > Do you have any clue if we can (know about this and) prevent that,
>>> > Harald?
>>> > Cheers
>>> > Simon
>>> I can turn off the brightness completely too, using the slider or the
>>> brightness keys. It's because the kernel supports this, brightness=0 is
>>> completely dark, that is the backlight is really off. It's also the way
>>> it works when the kernel handles the brightness keys.
>>> `Experience is the best teacher.'
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> The user can still use the keys to control the brightness.
> Otherwise... we could limit the min to 1. IIRC that is still enough to see
> the contents of the screen, but that might only hold true for my computer.
> Sean, could you try this on your machine?
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