Re: Sessions – what am I missing?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Dec 27 21:37:28 UTC 2013

On 27 December 2013 20:51, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at> wrote:
> I can't figure out how to create my own sessions. How hard can it be? Not
> very hard, I hope…
> I have this laptop, and when I'm at home, I use my external screen and the
> internal one is turned off (when both are turned on, the graphics card gets
> too hot and the fans are at maximum speed all the time).
> When I bring my laptop somewhere, I don't bring that external screen, so I
> need to use the internal one.
> If I forget to switch my window settings before leaving, I can't see
> anything as soon as I log in, so I can't change it back (I probably could in
> text mode, but I don't know how anyway).
> So I want to save a ”use internal screen only-session” so that I can start
> it from the login screen (which always use the internal screen), which I'm
> pretty sure was possible in older versions of Ubuntu. I have 12.04 now, and
> I can't really find a way to do this!

Is there not a hot key on the laptop to cycle through the options,
Internal, External, Mirrored and Extended?  On mine it is Fn+F7


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