at work I was given a ubuntu laptop with gnome and unity. However I ran in a few issues, for example the fact that I could not get the screen to lock after some time and other stuff.
As I am a XFCE user at home and I remembered it to be more usable for me, I thought to install the xubuntu package on the laptop as well.
However, I usually plug my laptop to a docking station with 1-2 monitors, as well as pick it up and go to a meeting room.
What I noticed, however, with XFCE is that if I remove the laptop from the docking station and I thus go from 2/3 displays to 1, I cannot access the desktop content that was in the larger screens, because, I believe, the system keeps the configuration as before the unplugging, i.e. expects such content, with icons and the windows I am working on, to be in the larger screens that are now unplugged.
This is quite disappointing and crippling.
Is there an easy way, easier than going back to gdm/unity, to fix the problem?