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The idea would be to tell lightdm to use the same settings that you use for the monitors. So, login into elementary with the external monitor connected, set up your displays the way you want in System Settings -> Displays (mark the external display as primary by clicking its star in the upper left corner). Save you configuration. Now, copy the ~/.config/...


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Instead of closing the lid of the laptop you can use the cycle display modes shortcut Super+p. On both of the laptops I use there is such a function key also. If I do it like this after the resume of suspend it enables the same monitor as before the suspend. Also, if you want to skip logging in on wakeup, you can set this using System settings > Security &...


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Try it like this:xset -display :0.0 dpms force off


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I also am looking for a solution but don't see one. It might be possible by modifying Pantheon. But you can try the program 'kmag' (apt install kmag) which creates a window which is zoomed in to your screen. It's not really the same. But you could move it to a second screen which would then be a zoomed in version of your main screen.


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