Re: problem after disconnecting external monitor

That doesn't seem to work either. It does cycle the screen settings
through several options (both, just laptop, just external, neither (?)),
but once the alignment of the desktop icons is screwed up, none of them
return it to its proper place. Also the desktop background is skewed.
It's like the desktop creates two copies of the desktop background, with
the desktop icons on the one, and then, when the external monitor is
detached, it just sort of shows part of each.

Screenshot at

On Sun, 2013-06-02 at 11:36 +0000, Resnik, Chris wrote:
On Lenovo laptops, the selection of display output for external graphic output can also be adjusted using 
the fn+Fx key (usually F6, F7 or F8 - check the icon on your keys). As this is hardware rather than 
software-based, maybe 'disconnecting' the external monitor this way won't mess up your deskop settings. 
Have you tried this already?

Good luck
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Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2013 01:53
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Subject: problem after disconnecting external monitor

Using Fedora 17 on lenovo x120e laptop.
When I connect an external monitor, the monitor is recognized
automatically and works fine as I drag windows to and from it. My
problem is when I want to disconnect the external monitor. My desktop
display is skewed way to the left so that I only see a few of the icons.
(Using 'Have file manager handle desktop' from gnome-tweak-tool.)

There must be some way to do this, but I haven't found it. None of the
ff give me the desktop back properly:
-Use System Settings/Displays to turn off the external monitor before
-Unplug the external monitor before turning it off
-Turn off external monitor before unplugging.

Is there a procedure I'm missing? Or could this be a bug?


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