Bug 1024128 - Plugging in a projector shouldn't default to off
Plugging in a projector shouldn't default to off
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-settings-daemon (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
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Reported: 2013-10-28 19:12 EDT by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:45 EDT (History)
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Description Rodd Clarkson 2013-10-28 19:12:01 EDT
Description of problem:

When I plug a projector into my laptop with a fresh install of F20, the project doesn't appear to respond, and it's not clear anything happened.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm all up to date with software as of today, and while I've filed this under gnome-settings-daemon, I'm not sure this it quite the right place.  I've filed it here because the manual fix this this problem involved Gnome Settings.

How reproducible:

Until I manually intervened this happened each time I plugged in the projector.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in a projector.

Actual results:

The projector's display doesn't change, and nothing appears on the desktop to indicate a project was plugged in and that the system is aware of it.

Expected results:

I like it when the project becomes an extension of the desktop, but with a single 'desktop' for the projector, while the main laptop display can have multiple desktops.  Creating this 'extra' desktop doesn't interfere with anything (unlike mirror, or making it the main desktop)

Regardless, the projector should change to show that it's been plugged in and the system is aware of it. Even if this includes a settings menu appearing on the primary (know working) display to prompt for a usage type.

Alternatively, the system could pop up a message to say that a projector has been plugged in, that's it's defaulted to 'OFF' and what would you like to do with this projector.  The default to 'OFF' isn't a great option - someone just plugged the projector in, so it's safe to say they want it on and that they want to use it.

Additional info:

If I open Gnome Settings and go to Displays the project was listed, but as 'OFF'.  Once I selected the projector, and chose a suitable use option it worked fine (even after unplugging the projector and reconnecting it), but it wasn't at all clear that the system was even aware that a projector had been connected to the system.

I've just done a fresh install of F20 but I'm using my existing home directory.
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