[PATCH] Turn on auto_detect_monitors by default.

Thorsten Wißmann edu at thorsten-wissmann.de
Mon Feb 8 16:13:00 CET 2016


Hi,

On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 10:08:49AM +0200, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> From time to time, people in #herbstluftwm are confused why hlwm does
> unexpected things (i.e. nothing) when a new monitor is attached.

With auto_detect_monitors=1, they will notice that there won't be a
panel on their new monitor. Originally, I planned that hlwm starts
panels itself for new/rearranged monitors using a configurable command.
I'm wondering how other WMs do this…

> This turns auto_detect_monitors on by default which is probably the
> behaviour a newcomer expects. Power-users which use hlwm's monitors
> independently from the physical ones are probably the smaller part ;)

Hm… probably you're right.

Cheers,
Thorsten
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