What I ran into
Strolling through the keys in
dconf-editor, looking for something else, I ran into the screen's information in
which showed the values:
on my system.
This surprised me a bit. I use to get this information, parsed from the output of
Since dconf is usually the preferred way to retrieve settings data, especially when used in loops, I was curious to the timing of both:
dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/outputs:
...which shows a dramatic difference.
A great part of my answers around here include a background script. In many cases I use
xrandr in a periodical loop. In other cases I use
xrandr only at startup of the script to "save fuel", while it would be more elegant to be able to update the information while the script is running (e.g. when an external screen is connected).
xrandrwould therefore be a major improvement in many of my answers.
Editing in the "new insight" would involve many answers in my case. I wouldn't want to be suspected of abusing the system to get older posts to the front page.
My question is therefore, before flooding the site with edited older posts:
Is it "not done" to serial- edit your own posts?