Hi! I'm new to this forum. I am an ex-ubuntu user that wants to try out a rolling distro for my next work machine.
I have recently acquired a Thinkpad T480s with a i7-8650U cpu which i have installed manjaro on.
The machine and configuration works fine, but i have noticed that when running on battery it powers down the cpu or gpu a little too much.
When looking at videos/youtube in fullscreen there are some glitches that makes watching stuff unbearable. This does not happen once a power cable is plugged in.
However. The battery capacity when on low power is great. I can work on the machine about 8 hours without charging. So obviously I don't want to make a permanent change to the power management.
I've started looking on TLP and tlp-gui to see if there is a way to set the cpu throttling lower. And it seems that there is functionality to do that - but what I need is a simple way to change the CPU_HWP_ON_BAT from "power" to "balance_performance" whenever i want to watch something on youtube.
Is there a widget that can do that for me ?
Can anyone point me in the right direction ?