Automatically select a display configuration based on connected devices
Stefan Tomanek [email protected]
How to use:
Save your current display configuration and setup with: $ autorandr --save mobile
Connect an additional display, configure your setup and save it: $ autorandr --save docked
Now autorandr can detect which hardware setup is active: $ autorandr mobile docked (detected)
To automatically reload your setup, just append --change to the command line
To manually load a profile, you can use the --load
autorandr tries to avoid reloading an identical configuration. To force the (re)configuration, apply --force.
To prevent a profile from being loaded, place a script call "block" in its directory. The script is evaluated before the screen setup is inspected, and in case of it returning a value of 0 the profile is skipped. This can be used to query the status of a docking station you are about to leave.
If no suitable profile can be identified, the current configuration is kept.
To change this behaviour and switch to a fallback configuration, specify
Another script called "postswitch "can be placed in the directory ~/.autorandr as well as in all profile directories: The scripts are executed after a mode switch has taken place and can notify window managers or other applications about it.
While the script uses xrandr by default, calling it by the name "autodisper" or "auto-disper" forces it to use the "disper" utility, which is useful for controlling nvidia chipsets. The formats for fingerprinting the current setup and saving/loading the current configuration are adjusted accordingly.