Re: RandR branches

Hey Federico,

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 10:16 -0500, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> - I'm adding a tray icon in gnome-settings-daemon's xrandr plugin,
> which will let you change the rotation of monitors.  This is useful for
> tablet PCs (which users rotate frequently) and of course for fancy
> pivotable desktop monitors.  The tray icon is intended to supersede
> resapplet (though I think only openSUSE uses the latter by default,
> precisely to handle tablets comfortably).  The tray icon will not
> let you change resolutions directly (that was a sort-of hack to
> make projectors work in the pre-hotplug days); instead it lets you
> launch gnome-display properties to do more extensive configuration.

Why is that needed? Don't most tablets have buttons to activate the
rotation change, which we could hook up the same way we handle the
switch screen button on most other systems.

I don't think there's any need for a tray applet unless the device
doesn't have one of those buttons, or a sensor to handle rotation

> - Pressing Fn-F7 gets caught in the plugin for g-s-d, but currently
> doesn't do anything; I have a plan for this.

What's your plan? :)


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