Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

We already know that work on Linux Mint 18.1, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system loved by many users, already begun, and Clement Lefebvre shares with us today some of the improvements coming to XApps.

One of these exciting new features to be soon implemented in several of Linux Mint’s XApps, including the Xplayer media player, Xviewer image viewer, Pix image management application, and Xreader document reader, is the ability to blank other monitors when running certain operations on a multi-monitor configuration. The option to blank a monitor will be available via a new GUI button called “Blank Other Monitors.”

“If you have more than one monitor, you can now press the “Blank Other Monitors” button when playing a video in full screen. Your video will continue playing and all your other monitors will turn black,” says Clement Lefebvre in the announcem… (read more)
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