Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

  1. #1

    Default KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    Are KDE4 Screen Edge Actions supposed to not work in multi-display setup? I have two displays and Screen Edge Actions define and nothing happens when I move the pointer to an edge or a corner of the main display.

  2. #2

    Default Re: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    Hello Nameless_One,

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless_One
    Are KDE4 Screen Edge Actions supposed to not work in multi-display setup? I have two displays and Screen Edge Actions define and nothing happens when I move the pointer to an edge or a corner of the main display.
    They are supposed to work with multi-display desktops AFAIK.
    Could you tell a bit more about your setup, resolutions, graphics card, openSUSE and KDE versions?

    Make sure that you've got desktop effects enabled since most of the actions require desktop effects.
    And remember that the edges are located on the far ends of the desktop, not the displays!

    Best of luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

  3. #3

    Default Re: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    Disabled Desktop Effects might be the cause of my problem. I have a 1366x768 laptop panel and a 1280x1024 monitor on ATI HD 4250 integrated graphics card. Is it ok to turn on Desktop Effects on a card like this?

  4. #4

    Default Re: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    You probably have to install the proprietary ATI drivers. Check out SDB:ATI drivers - openSUSE.

  5. #5

    Default Re: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    Hello Nameless_One,

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless_One
    Disabled Desktop Effects might be the cause of my problem.
    It mostly depends on which action you try to achieve, AFAIK "Lock Screen", "Show Desktop" and "Show Dashboard" should work with desktop effects disabled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless_One
    I have a 1366x768 laptop panel and a 1280x1024 monitor on ATI HD 4250 integrated graphics card. Is it ok to turn on Desktop Effects on a card like this?
    I'm afraid that when you enable Desktop Effects the performance would be terrible.
    Especially when you have the opensource drivers, but it's worth trying.

    Quote Originally Posted by mulligan666
    You probably have to install the proprietary ATI drivers. Check out SDB:ATI drivers - openSUSE.
    I think the proprietary drivers probably will do the job.

    Best of luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    2,844

    Default Re: KDE4 Screen Edge Actions with two displays

    I have dual displays in KDE 4.6.3 and the screen edge actions only work with 3D effects enabled - at least the three I use: show windows, show desktops and cube. If I disable 3D with ALT+SHIFT+F12 none work. I'm running the proprietary nvidia driver.

    Note that, regardless of how many displays you have, you only get the 8 hotspots around the combined virtual screen area.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •