Cassidy James Blaede edited this page Jun 13, 2018 · 12 revisions

If we can detect display plugging/unplugging

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|                                                                       |
|  ICON  **Switch to NVIDIA to Use External Displays**                  |
|  ICON                                                                 |
|        External displays are connected to the NVIDIA card. Switch to  |
|        NVIDIA graphics to use them.                                   |
|                                                                       |
|                            `Continue using Intel` `Switch to NVIDIA`  |
|_______________________________________________________________________|

Picker menu/next reboot

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|  B  4:20 Remaining (76%)                |
|                                         |
|   · High Performance                    |
|                                         |
|     Balanced                            |
|                                         |
|     Battery Saver                       |
|_________________________________________|
|                                         |
|   · Intel Graphics                      |
|                                         |
|     NVIDIA Graphics                     |
|     _Enable for external displays.      | ← Show in lighter-color, possibly italic
|     Requires restart._                  |   to let the user know this will require
|_________________________________________|   restarting their device. Part of the
|                                         |   same menu item.
|     Power Settings                      |
|_________________________________________|
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|                                         |
|  B  4:20 Remaining (76%)                |
|                                         |
|   · High Performance                    |
|                                         |
|     Balanced                            |
|                                         |
|     Battery Saver                       |
|_________________________________________|
|                                         |
|     Intel Graphics                      |
|     _Disables external displays.        | ← Show in lighter-color, possibly italic
|     Requires restart._                  |   to let the user know this will require
|                                         |   restarting their device. Part of the
|   · NVIDIA Graphics                     |   same menu item.
|_________________________________________|
|                                         |
|     Power Settings                      |
|_________________________________________|
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|                                         |
|  B  4:20 Remaining (76%)                |
|                                         |
|   · High Performance                    |
|                                         |
|     Balanced                            |
|                                         |
|     Battery Saver                       |
|_________________________________________|
|                                         |
|   · Intel Graphics                      |
|                                         |
|     NVIDIA Graphics                     |
|     _Will be enabled on next restart._  | ← Show in lighter-color, possibly italic
|_________________________________________|   when a GPU has been selected, but the
|                                         |   device has not been restarted. Part of
|     Power Settings                      |   the same menu item.
|_________________________________________|

"Preparing to Switch" dialog

Shown after the user picks an item in the power profile picker or in the hotplug dialog. If possible, we should pack a loading spinner into the icon position.

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|                                                              |
|  ICON  **Preparing to Switch to NVIDIA Graphics…**           |
|  ICON                                                        |
|        NVIDIA graphics will be enabled on the next restart.  |
|______________________________________________________________|
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|                                                             |
|  ICON  **Preparing to Switch to Intel Graphics…**           |
|  ICON                                                       |
|        Intel graphics will be enabled on the next restart.  |
|_____________________________________________________________|

"Restart to Switch" dialog

Shown immediately after the "Preparing to Switch" dialog. Should be styled like a default GNOME Shell dialog; i.e. see the Shutdown dialog. Icon should be system-restart-symbolic. Ideally this restarts directly and does not trigger yet-another dialog.

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|                                                                   |
|  ICON  **Restart to Switch to NVIDIA**                            |
|  ICON                                                             |
|        Switching to NVIDIA graphics will close all open apps and  |
|        restart your device. You may lose any unsaved work.        |
|                                                                   |
|                             `Restart Later` `Restart and Switch`  |
|___________________________________________________________________|
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|                                                                  |
|  ICON  **Restart to Switch to Intel**                            |
|  ICON                                                            |
|        Switching to Intel graphics will close all open apps and  |
|        restart your device. You may lose any unsaved work.       |
|                                                                  |
|                            `Restart Later` `Restart and Switch`  |
|__________________________________________________________________|

Deferred

Other ideas we are not planning to work on at the moment.

Display Settings

We could display an infobar in the Display settings to let users know about the requirement of NVIDIA for external displays, plus to give them an easy way to switch from the settings:

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| Using external displays requires switching to NVIDIA graphics and restarting your device. `Switch to NVIDIA` |
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