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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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How to get different text scaling for different displays?

I have a laptop with a fairly high resolution on a small display (14"). My external monitor 27" has a lower resolution than the laptop display. I would like for the text to be similar size on both ...
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0answers
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How do I fix weird behaviour after swapping monitor locations in Unity using a Nvidia card?

When setting up a secondary monitor, something strange happens when I change the location of my secondary monitor to the other side (the left side) of my main monitor. When a window gets maximized on ...
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0answers
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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0answers
35 views

Unity: Have a window that is always on specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces configured in unity (2 monitor on each workspace). I do development using IntelliJ IDE on server side and hybrid mobile app frontend so I often have two instances ...
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0answers
54 views

Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). However, once I login, only the center monitor (primary) will work. The other two monitors are black, but they do show ...
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40 views

Display seems to crash after login [closed]

When i log in as main user, the display seems to crash. It only shows artifacts and the unity bar at the top. When i log out and back in as a guest everything is fine. So there must be a config in ...
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0answers
15 views

How to enable the “switch screens” button in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Some older Ubuntu versions used to have this button that showed and overview of all screens and allowed to easily move Windows between them. How can I enable it in Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to ...
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52 views

Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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0answers
128 views

Top panel shows on all three monitors (Ubuntu 14.04)

Is there a way to have it showing on only one? I tried to switch between unity, gnome and gnome XXXX Compiz in order to see what I liked the best, and I believe the three panels on the monitors then ...
2
votes
1answer
405 views

Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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3answers
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Multi Monitor Issues after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 Nvidia Quadro Cards powering three monitors. I used nvidia-settings to enable the three monitors: *NOTE: The forum will not let me post the ...
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0answers
36 views

Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
6
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2answers
1k views

Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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0answers
70 views

Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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0answers
83 views

Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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0answers
44 views

Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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0answers
304 views

12.04 recognises dual monitors but one screen has a black overlay in the way of everything but the mouse cursor

This has worked fine up until today. The first screen works absolutely fine. The second screen however, is seen by the OS, is visible in the display settings and works absolutely fine in mirror mode. ...
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0answers
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Overlapping line from smaller disaply in dualhead mode

I have a problem on both gnome shell and unity that is best described with the following photo: http://i.imgur.com/JQwr3Rh.jpg This is my external monitor. It's a FHD monitor and my laptop monitor is ...
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0answers
76 views

How to have a different virtual desktop per physical display?

Context: I've recently switched back to using an external monitor with my laptop. I'm using a 2x2 virtual desktop with the expo plugin. (Actually a 3x3, doesn't matter) I'm currently not satisfied ...
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2answers
606 views

Is there a dynamic-multiple-monitor friendly desktop environment available for Ubuntu?

I use a laptop and like to migrate during the day from one (physical) workplace to another and connect to an external monitor if available. I also must multitask a lot, so I have a lot of windows ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Showing incorrect application menu

The Application Menu in the top panel, where the close/minimize icons are, are often wrong. For example I use my email software (Lotus Notes), then I click on Chrome in the launcher - which puts ...
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0answers
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...
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0answers
135 views

Netflix not taking up full screen

I have been having problems using Netflix with Pipelight in Ubuntu. I have tried looking for answers online but I have had no luck finding anything helpful. I can maximize Netflix using Pipelight. ...
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0answers
61 views

How to configure screens in console or create screen configuration profiles?

I have two monitors and integrated GPU (Intel® HD Graphics 4600). It works fine for work or movies, but if I launch games in fullscreen mode - I get artifacts, glitches and so on. Temporary disabling ...
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0answers
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How to make Nautilus and Unity panel respect screen boundaries?

I'm having a problem with Nautilus and the Unity panel indicators. My display looks like this: which makes the viewport a large rectangle one that encompasses both screens. Thus, the icons on the ...
3
votes
1answer
174 views

menubar visible pipelight on secondray screen

First of all, here is my setup : Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop, main display is the laptop screen, secondary display is my tv Chrome Pipelight (microsoft silverlight running through wine) a silverlight ...
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2answers
3k views

13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
2
votes
2answers
471 views

Permission issues causes Unity Segmentation fault

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and I can boot to the unity-greeter and login just fine, but after login I just get a black screen with a cursor. I have tried following ...
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0answers
214 views

Ubuntu move fullscreen window to other monitor?

I have been using Cinnamon with Ubuntu for quite some time now and here with full screen applications (games and the like) I could press META to bring up the "start menu/tray" then right-click that ...
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0answers
86 views

GTX 680 Three Monitors

I'm currently looking around for a new GPU and have been eyeing the GTX 680 for it's decent price point and it's ability to do single card surround. I'm not expecting to get surround in Ubuntu, ...
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0answers
111 views

Desktop files not visible with ATI dual monitor setup

I have files and folders in my ~/Desktop folder but they do not appear on my desktop. Creating a new folder from the GUI works and I can move the icon around but when I select "Organize Desktop by ...
0
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1answer
287 views

Force Unity to open new window on the screen where the cursor is?

I have 2 screens and I set it as expanded desktop so that there is like one desktop expanding to another screen. Anyway, when I open any app from Dash they automatically position themselves on ...
2
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0answers
237 views

How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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1answer
252 views

AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
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0answers
91 views

Ubuntu 13.04 unity desktop not displaying once expanded across multiple displays and terminal is not working

It took a while for me to even find out how to spread my desktop across all 4 of my displays. I also managed to activate the ability to drag windows between desktops as well. Now only my login ...
0
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1answer
156 views

No unity shell , no unity panel and no dual monitors

I did something terrible this morning you can see here. Now that problem was fixed , apt was working fine and so was the update manager . after installing all updates , I rebooted. And I could not ...
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votes
3answers
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Software Updater window not displaying, though open in 13.04

I have a very interesting problem that has just recently developed. I am routinely getting software updates and I can see the software updater window is available to be displayed on the task bar in ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

Screen resolution changes when a key is pressed

Ubuntu 13.4 64 Bit (same behaviour on 12.4). Laptop is off. An external screen is connected via VGA. I start the laptop (auto-login). Screen resolution is the highest for both the laptop screen and ...
0
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1answer
262 views

Completely separate full screen OpenGL context on second monitor

For a 3D scanner implementation I need to precisely control the output of a projector connected as a second monitor to my graphics card. I would need to issue OpenGL commands in a full screen context ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Select monitor for indicator information

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with two monitors. The indicators are visible in the upper right corner of both monitors, but if an indicator has notifications to show (such as the arrival of ...
3
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0answers
127 views

After Connection second display window manger/unity fail to start [closed]

I am running 13.04. AMD RV710. Dual 1900x1200. I installed on a single display and when I added the new one I got a lot of oddities. One is that one reboot sometimes I just don't get a window ...
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1answer
469 views

Wallpaper settings via nitrogren are lost after rebooting?

I use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each monitor. It requires disabling of the Nautilus desktop, but works great. Until I reboot...at which point the settings are lost and I go back to ...
4
votes
2answers
117 views

Switching monitors as in Windows 7

One thing I loved in Windows 7 was the ease of switching between single monitors/extending/mirroring them using Win+P. This shortcut produced the following: Is there something similar in Ubuntu? ...
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vote
1answer
534 views

Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

keyboard shortcut for multiple monitors

Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching focus from one monitor to the next in Unity? Basically, if I am working on my web-browser on my right screen, how can I switch to my terminal on my left ...
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vote
0answers
35 views

When using one monitor on top of another with different width, how to center the top one?

I'm trying to center the top monitor which is smaller then the bottom monitor. Normally it wouldn't be a great issue but since I am splitting those into "virtual" screens using nvidia options in ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
11
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2answers
803 views

How should I handle multiple monitors when I regularly connect and disconnect different monitors and projectors

I'm moving from a macbook pro (with MacOSX) to a lenovo T430 running ubuntu 12.10. I use the laptop for work, and work from home regularly. I have an external 30" monitor at home, an external 23" ...
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1answer
1k views

No option for changing launcher placement in Settings -> Display

Few days ago I encountered a problem with dual-monitor configuration in Ubuntu - unwanted launcher bar on second monitor. The problem was reported here several times before. The solution for that is ...