On 04/30/2016 06:20 PM, Uli Schlachter wrote:
> Am 30.04.2016 um 16:33 schrieb Bennett Piater:
>> AFAIK, the only solution is to switch to i3wm.
>> Awesome does not yet work very well with external monitors.
> That's.... quite a 'solution' and quite a claim.
> [...]
>>> When I attach or detach an external screen (using xrandr) it seems
>>> Awesome automatically restarts.
>>> Is there any way to avoid this?
> Not with awesome 3.5.9, no. Sorry.
> However, for the next major release we are working on changing this[0]. This
> requires quite some changes, because all the code right now assumes that all
> screens are already known when the config file is loaded and doesn't change 
> later.
> [0]: https://github.com/awesomeWM/awesome/pull/672
That certainly looks like a welcome improvement.

>>> 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.
> [...]
> If you have some "frequent patter" for this, the only suggestion that I have 
> is
> to configure some more of these settings in your config. You can e.g. use
> awful.tag.setmwfact(0.3, tags[1][3]) in your rc.lua to configure a "default"
> mwfact for the third tag.
Thanks for your tips. Meanwhile I have been playing more with Awesome
and it's config [1]. I configured some rules for Terminator to let
Awesome correctly handle the 'quake' functionality offered by terminator
itself and I don't need scratch.drop anymore, fixing one of my annoyances.
The other issue (layouts resize after restart) is also for less annoying
now because I changed the default layout of one of my tags to use 'fair'.
Also, while using xfwm4 I ran xrandr fairly often so my windows would
all be moved to or from my external screen. Turns out with Awesome this
is not necessary because I use the sharedtags module and my screen can
just stay 'connected' (even when it is not physically connected) :).

[1] https://github.com/teranex/awesome-config

Thx for the help,

> Cheers,
> Uli

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