Got a question for ya’. I am a designer in a corporate environment. I have a 15" powerbook at work that they gave me. I have an extra 21" CRT monitor that is positioned to the right of the 'book screen at work. But when I come home, I have a 17" CRT that is positioned directly above the 'book screen. Is there a way to use Apple Script to automatically switch to the “home” setup with just a click of a button?
I believe the CL tool scselect is used for switching Network locations, not for switching display preferences. There is a freeware CL tool for switching screen resolutions and displays (cscreen) but it doesn’t allow you to re-adjust the relative position between multiple displays. There’s probably a way to do this with GUI scripting but it would take some trial and error and would be difficult to debug remotely.
Nope. Locations in Mac OS X are just network settings (ports, IP addresses, DHCP, etc.), not other system-related settings such as displays, energy settings, or even time & date prefs. There are some third-party applications that bring this type of true location manager functionality back to Mac OS (it was part of Mac OS 9). See Location X, for instance.