Changing screen resolution on laptops with KDE 10 messes up desktop display
Hello MakeUseOf members,
some users in my office are using laptops with OpenSUSE KDE 10 installed. They are encountering a problem when changing their screen resolutions. Normally they have 1024×768 configured. Sometimes they need to lower it to 800×600 (e.g. to connect their laptop to a projector).
When they switch back to 1024×768, their desktop display gets messed up. Their panel/taskbar gets shifted almost to the middle of the screen and the icons on the desktop get spread out all over. It’s as if the whole desktop display zoomed out back to 1024×768 but didn’t take the panel and the desktop icons with it. And thus far, the only way for users to fix this problem is to restart their laptops or log out and log back in. That is too slow and cumbersome.
There are some known bugs with KDE related to screen resolution. Or it could be that the video card on some systems can’t handle such screen resolution changes. Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if it is just a suggestion for quicker workarounds.