Features/Display Device

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A frame device to control the display. The idea is to add their an option to change the brightness and to take a screenshot. Both actions are only available via the keyboard as of today.


  • Name: Martin Abente

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.106
  • Last updated: 2015-05-15
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

The display frame device will add an option to change the brightness of the display and to take a screenshot (alt+1). Both actions are only available via the keyboard as of today.

Benefit to Sugar

Expose features that are otherwise undiscoverable. Portability to systems other than the XO laptop that have backlight brightness controls handled by GNOME or Unity desktops.


This Feature affects only the Sugar module. It is an extension.

UI Design

Display device.png

How To Test

Features/Display Device/Testing

User Experience


Contingency Plan

Not including.


Patch that adds a frame device icon which let's you take a screenshot: http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/0001-Frame-device-for-the-disaply.patch

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion