AFAIK, the only solution is to switch to i3wm.
Awesome does not yet work very well with external monitors.


On 04/30/2016 04:22 PM, Jeroen Budts wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I attach or detach an external screen (using xrandr) it seems
> Awesome automatically restarts.
> Is there any way to avoid this? During a regular working day I happen to
> connect/disconnect my screen easily 3 to 5 times. This causes my layouts
> to reset each time (size of master pane, number of applications in the
> master etc), which is a bit annoying. This also causes scratch.drop
> ( to lose track of the
> applications so they become regular tiled applications.
> I'm using awesome 3.5.9 inside XFCE on Xubuntu 15.10.
> Thanks for any help,
> Jeroen

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