Raymond Wooninck writes:
Just a very early warning with regards to the latest released systemd version (version 210). In the release notes the following two items will have an effect on people that are utilizing laptops with a docking station and an external monitor.
Honestly, I don't think it is up to systemd or logind to decide what is supposed to happen in any of these cases. They ultimately need to handle whatever has been decided, but that decision needs to be taken outside these two processes. What you have described as current or suggested default policies doesn't strike me as particularly useful, measured by how I use my (usually docked in) laptop. Not only does one size fits _not_ all in this case, the desired policy is likely going to change even while the same user continues to be logged into the same session.