Using a laptop with external display ports wired to nVidia optimus, i use intel-virtual-output to connect external screens. The are thereafter configurable with xrandr as VIRTUAL1, VIRTUAL2 etc.... Since I have to run intel-virtual-output in foreground to more easily manage the created second xserver, a bash script automation would not be a reliable answer.
This worked in Gnome Shell, but because of some compositing changes, intel-virtual-output was not working anymore.
Steps to reproduce
1) connect previously configured external monitor
2) start intel-virtual-output
Selection screen for handling external monitor or no response depending on whether the option was selected in the settings menu.
Last configuration should be saved and reused.
xfce 4.12.0-3 on 4.0.7-2-ARCH
I would be glad for any response. Since it is quite cumbersome to have to reconfigure the monitor after every reboot.
This has been implemented now: https://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/commit/?id=b692780cdce46447cebb4af410da5b0b355e6eb5