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. 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. > > : 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) 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 . 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) :).  https://github.com/teranex/awesome-config Thx for the help, Jeroen > Cheers, > Uli > -- website: http://budts.be/ - twitter: @teranex ___________________________________ Registered Linux User #482240 - GetFirefox.com - ubuntu.com
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