User talk:Whille

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xrandr example

Hi, I'd like some more comments from you on this: [1]

First of all, xrandr --auto enables all inactive outputs, so why do you turn some output off before? It has no effect.

Secondly, on my setup with two monitors (laptop + HDMI connected), the output that was off is set to clone the other output (effectively --same-as option). Though technically right, it is misleading to say that "This scrip auto sets best screen size" (for all available outputs I assume), because the monitor with higher resolution is padded with black space around the picture of the smaller output.

Thanks for your reply. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:31, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

thank you for mension. I'm using laptop & monitor, but using same output, usually close laptop. When changing from different monitor, xrandr --off will clear old resolution, so that new one will be used. -- Whille
Then xrandr --output <laptop_output_name> --off --output <external_output_name> --auto is most likely what you want. But this is very simple configuration and oneliners can't be considered as scripts, so I will (re)move it. See also Multihead#Configuration_using_xrandr for more examples. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:53, 13 September 2013 (UTC)