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I'm using 2 monitors with Ubuntu 11.04 and can't for the life of me figure out how to move the Unity Dash/Taskbar/whatever to where I want it (the far left side of the left monitor). No matter what I do it remains on the left side of the right hand monitor. Has anyone else figured out a way to achieve this?

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The Unity launcher only appears on the primary monitor. You can adjust the monitors in the Monitors application (available from the Dash) to reconfigure your monitors accordingly.

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I'm actually seeing it on the secondary monitor. Anyway, this problem seemed to fix itself randomly. Appears to be a bug in Unity. Still comes up from time to time but again, usually fixes itself eventually somehow and pops up again on the primary monitor :/ –  eventualEntropy May 13 '11 at 16:43
    
I'm not seeing how to mark a monitor as primary in the monitors application. Could you give more details? –  James McMahon Sep 23 '11 at 23:03
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I had the same problem needed to move DASH to left monitor. Opened the display app, and just disabled the right monitor, and re-enabled it.

Was enough to make dash jump to left screen.

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This can be set by adding the line to xorg.conf. Take attention to select desired monitor's section.

Section "Monitor"
...
    Option    "Primary" "true"
EndSection

I can confirm this worked for me with ATI Radeon card + manufacturer's driver: Catalyst 11.9 (Ubuntu 11.04). Maybe also applicable under different configs.

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