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I have a laptop with a docking station that has a large monitor connected to it. When the laptop is docked, I use the monitor as my primary display, and the laptop screen as a secondary display.

When I undock, the laptop screen becomes my primary display, and all the windows move over to it. When I dock the laptop, the monitor automatically becomes the primary display again, but the windows all stay on the laptop screen. I have to drag each one over to the monitor and resize it.

How can I get my windows to automatically resume the positions and sizes they had just before I undocked (assuming they're still open)? All I've been able to find are answers talking about restoring programs when you log in. That's not what I'm looking for.

I'm using Gnome 3 on Arch Linux.

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I have a similar problem: When I run a game that demands full screen mode but doesn't support my native resolution, all windows move around and get resized. It would be great to have a way to save / restore them. –  Aaron Digulla Jan 8 '13 at 9:02
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I tried to come up with a script but ran out of time. You can find the related discussion here:

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/xdotool-users/ns-pHfwQErc/discussion

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