Persistence preset: displays configuration
This is nothing overly important, but its something very annoying when you try to use Tails with multiple monitors.
Every time you boot Tails, you first have to go into the settings, drag
your monitors around so that they fit together correctly (so that moving
the mouse out of the screen on the left side doesn’t make it appear on
the monitor thats on the right from the current screen).
Also, the setting for which monitor is the primary one has to be adjusted, because Tails likes to pick the wrong one all the time.
Tails should remember these settings so that its not needed to readjust these every time you boot Tails.
It should be possible that this would be saved on some non-encrypted
persistent volume so that the Tails Greeter already can appear on the
correct monitor, which it wouldn’t if the setting could only be read
after you entered the password for the encrypted persistent volume.
Ideally it should be configurable somewhere where this is saved, so that everyone can choose if he maybe doesn’t like the monitor configuration of the PC where Tails was last started on to be stored unencrypted on the USB stick, or if the better usability is worth it. I personally don’t see an issue with it being known on what PC the Tails on some USB stick was last used with.
I guess its way easier to just store it on the encrypted persistent
volume, and that would be completely fine of course, usually doesn’t
hurt to see the Tails Greeter on the wrong monitor.
There are configurations though where it does indeed hurt to have the Greeter always appear on the wrong monitor: If you have monitors connected that are not powered on, and Tails decides to always consider that the primary one, you first have to power those on or disconnect them from the PC to be able to start Tails. And you have to do that every time you start Tails. Having the monitor config stored non-encrypted so that the Greeter already knows about it would be a huge usability boost for those configurations.
Feature Branch: doc/14965-dotfile-for-monitors