Dynamic multi monitor support
tw at dionic.net
Sat Apr 23 12:02:58 CEST 2011
You sir are a genius...
Not only does arandr work, I get a couple of handy xrandr shell scripts
that I've just bound to icons on the taskbar,
one for "Laptop Screen Only" and another for "Dual Monitor, Home".
On 23/04/11 10:49, Jean-François Wauthy wrote:
> Did you try arandr (http://christian.amsuess.com/tools/arandr/) ?
> Le samedi 23 avril 2011 à 09:47 +0100, Tim Watts a écrit :
>> (Also posted to mailing list)
>> I'm trying to switch to XFCE - much more suitable for my tastes than
>> the ever bloating gnome and KDE desktops smile
>> One gotcha though: This is on a laptop and I often jack a second
>> monitor in at home via the displayport socket.
>> On Gnome, I can just run gnome-display-properties and switch the
>> second monitor on and my desktop adapts to the new geometry nicely.
>> Ditto, I can switch off the 2nd monitor without logging out.
>> XFCE works nicely if I restart X - but I cannot find a nice way to
>> switch the 2nd monitor on and off whilst keeping a log in session
>> active (I generally stay logged into to my laptop a week at a time).
>> I tried gnome-display-properties manually but it seems to have no
>> effect on XFCE/Xorg - which suggests there may be a helper missing???
>> Any tips on whether I can do this - then my switch will be
>> complete :-)
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