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In this section we will explain in details the possible configuration of the power manager running on laptop computer. Please note that the configurations are different when the power manager is running on a desktop computer, for example you will not have LCD brightness etc.




The on AC power tab contains self explanatory options such as lid close, system idle and monitor sleep configurations.

On Battery

The on battery tab is only shown on systems that have battery devices. It contains the same options as the AC power tabs plus two other important options:


Hidden Options

Hidden options are the options that in normal situations one should not be changed, but these options are provided in case of misbehaviour of the backend that the power manager is relying on.

Since xfce4-power-manager relies on xfconf to store and retreive configurations, you can change any settings by using xfconf-query or by using your Xfce settings editor.

“”xfconf-query manual
xfconf-query -c xfce4-power-manager -n -p "/xfce4-power-manager/change-brightness-on-key-events" -t bool -s false
xfconf-query -c xfce4-power-manager -n -p "/xfce4-power-manager/show-brightness-popup" -t bool -s false