Multi Monitor Setup
Easy multi monitor setup tool for Linux. It helps when using a minimal windowmanager (I use i3wm and this script helps me to easily setup the various multi-monitor setups I use).
This is a one file python application. Simply download it, make it executable (chmod +x), and run it.
multi_monitor_setup.py [-h] [-g] [-r] [-t] [-d] [-s [SCREEN_ORDER [SCREEN_ORDER ...]]] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -g, --show_gui show gui -r, --restore_bg restore the background settigns -t, --align_top align the screens at the top -d, --dry_run prints the settings and command to screen without performing the command -s [SCREEN_ORDER [SCREEN_ORDER ...]], --screen_order [SCREEN_ORDER [SCREEN_ORDER ...]] list of screen names in order, screens which are not provided or are unavailable will be ignored. Get a list of available screens using "xrandr -q".
- The setting to restore the background is currently not working since I always restore the background.
- It is possible to set a standard screen order in the python source directly. This way there is no need to provide them as arguments.
- To restore the background, it is assumed that nitrogen is installed (and used). This can be changed in the source code.
- To set the new monitor layout, xrandr is used. This can be changed in the source code.
- As a GUI, arandr is used. This can be changed in the source code.
- to find the names of the attached screens use "xrandr -q"
A usage example would be:
multi_monitor_setup.py -t -s VGA-0 LVDS -d
This would show the xrandr command to set VGA-0 as the left monitor, and LVDS as the right monitor and aligns the top of the monitor.
multi_monitor_setup.py -s HDMI-0 LVDS VGA-0 -d
This would show the xrandr command to set HDMI-0 as the left monitor, LVDS as the middle monitor, and VGA-0 as the right monitor. The monitors will be bottom aligned.