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I use a large monitor as primary and laptop screen as secondary. Is it possible to move the launcher to my big monitor or do I have to turn off my laptop monitor?

  • "Monitor Preferences" (Launcher search -> "Monitors") does not have a way to set the default/primary monitor.
  • nvidia-settings which I just installed says "You do not appear to be using the NVDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart the X server.
    • sudo nvidia-xconfig says sudo: nvidia-xconfig: command not found.
  • I guess I don't have an AMD driver because I don't have "AMD Catylist Control Center" in the launcher search.
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The launcher shows up on whichever is your primary/default monitor. You should be able to configure this in the Monitor settings (click the BFB or press Super, then type in monitors). Or, if your computer has an nvidia driver, you should install nvidia-settings and use that.

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How exactly do you make the external monitor the primary monitor? – Flimm May 25 '11 at 21:28

If you have an AMD driver, the following worked for me:

  1. Super
  2. AMD Catylist Control Center (Administrative)
  3. Multi Display Options --> Single Display (Multi Desktop)
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@George it AMD Catylist Control Center isn't necessarily installed by default. – David LeBauer May 24 '11 at 21:56

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