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

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.” To contribute to the open source community and let other application developers implement the screen blacking functionality in their apps, the Linux Mint leader is also announcing today, September 29, 2016, a new library called libxapp, which you can use in your applications to offer users the ability to black and unblank monitors.