I’m running Manjaro XFCE as my daily driver on my work machine.
uname -srm outputs
Linux 5.15.21-1-MANJARO x86_64.
Due to the pandemic, I’ve been working from home a lot, where my display setup differs from my office setup, as in having a different number and different kind of external displays. To be specific, at home I’ve got two external displays connected via HDMI using a USB-C-Hub; at work, I’ve got one external display of a different brand, different screen size, and different resoluton, connected via HDMI using a different USB-C dongle.
At home, I like to have my Panel shown on the center display, which happens to be
Output: DP-1-2. When I’m in the office, no display of such name is known. There, I only get
Primary and one display named
eDP-1. Whenever I switch work setups (i.e. switching from home to office, or vice versa), the
Panel settings stick to the old (and now unknown) display, thus hiding the Panel from me, until I set it to another of the given (and available) display options. I’ve tried to to set
Profiles (using the
Advanced tab in the
Display settings GUI), but the
Panel settings do not seem to be connected to these Profiles. So far, I’ve not had the chance to try out the
Output: Automatic option, as I’ve just discovered it. This might already solve my specific problem. At home, where I am currently at,
Automatic brings the Panel to my preferred (center) display. This might not be the case for other users, though.
Feature request: Link the
Panel settings to a
Display profile, if defined. Maybe make it optional, by way of a checkbox/slider thingy inside the Display’s
Profile AND the
Panel settings (whatever the user selects in either one should transfer to the other one. If not, only have the setting on one of the menus, preferably the
Profile settings). In trying to solve this “problem” whenever I switch my work setup, I’ve initially searched inside the Display settings for it. It might be desired to integrate the
Panel settings into the
Display settings, although this might only be my (so far lacking) experience using Manjaro.
I’ve been enjoying using Manjaro a great deal so far, but this has been damping the mood a bit. It would be great if the maintainers could look into it
Thanks and best regards!