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Re: Unity needs a "presentation mode" (inbuilt way to inhibit screensaver)


You are right, in an ideal world all apps should handle this fine, but in
practice that is not always the case, due to either the app not supporting
it, or gnome randomly breaking it with each release, I've seen this quite a
lot in my years using linux, and its quite annoying when its not working.
In any case having to open system settings and then going to brightness and
lock is something cumbersome for someone to have to do often, a quick
keyboard shortcut for a presentation mode would be far more convenient, and
a 100% stable fallback for when an app does not have this working.

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 18 February 2013 12:19, Brandon Watkins <bwat47@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Unity really needs an easy inbuilt "presention mode" where you could
> either
> > hit a key combination or use an inbuilt indicator to completely indicate
> > screensaver/screen blanking/suspend. There are many use cases for this,
> such
> > as watching videos.
> Apps *should* take care of this themselves. Can't you just open System
> Settings>Brightness & Lock and set "Turn screen off when inactive" to
> Never and in the Power Settings panel, set "Suspend when inactive" to
> "Don't suspend"? I believe that's pretty similar to how other
> operating systems handle this. Windows does offer power profiles but
> the way it's implemented is a bit complex.
> Jeremy