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In my Xfce multi-monitor setup, an external monitor is located above my primary laptop display:

Xfce multi-monitor

When I disable the external monitor (through the xfce4-display-settings application), the open windows from the primary monitor (see the picture above) are moved to the bottom of the primary monitor:

Xfce with external monitor disabled

How to make sure the windows located at the primary monitor stay where they are at the moment when you disable the external monitor?

Software versions:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
  • xfce4-display-settings 4.12.0 (Xfce 4.12)

(There is a complimentary problem related to the moment when you enable an external monitor: Xfce moves open windows to the secondary monitor when it is enabled.)

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