We have just created a new GitHub Release for our miniscreen’s system menu application
pt-sys-oled that introduces an experimental new feature - a screensaver.
The pi-top 's miniscreen display is an OLED display, which - over time - can suffer from burn-in (or permanent image retention), which is caused by uneven degradation of the pixels. To help prevent this, we have added a screensaver designed to (relatively speaking) evenly distribute the pixels that it uses.
How does it work?
Dimming now occurs after 20 seconds, and the screensaver will start when 1 minute has passed without change to the display. After this, however, the display remains in screensaver mode.
The screensaver is therefore likely to be activated by on the battery screen, where the display does not update often. Conversely, the CPU usage screen is always updating with CPU activity, and so the screensaver will not activate.
We want your feedback about how this change feels.
How do I get it?
This has not been released to our main software repository so that we can collect feedback.
To install it, open a terminal window in pi-topOS and run the following:
cd /tmp wget https://github.com/pi-top/pt-sys-oled/releases/download/v4.2.0/pt-sys-oled_4.2.0_all.deb sudo apt install -y ./pt-sys-oled_4.2.0_all.deb rm ./pt-sys-oled_4.2.0_all.deb
Let us know what you think here or submit a pull request!