I just bought a second monitor to use with my laptop, a vertical one. Aside from the difference in dpi, which I can live with (not easily fixed unless i blur the screen with xrandr scaling), my cursor gets stuck on the titlebar when trying to go from one screen to another. If the cursor passes the title bar, I can see its tail on the other screen but i have to go down a bit to go through. It's like a little hook, really annoying. The other screen is taller and I have to cross this spot a lot.

I don't even know how to describe this problem to google. Anyone got an idea to fix this?

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Go to "Activities" and search for "Display" Align the monitors if possible (I do not have Gnome nor 2 monitors- so thats a guess) If "Gnome" does not provide you with a decent interface to align your monitors try to install arandr:

sudo apt install arandr

Open a terminal or start "arandr" via the "Activities" search button...

More information can be found in this exhaustive forum: How to change monitor position/navigation?

  • I have already aligned them in the middle, where they're physically located. I can cross this spot from the right (2nd, vertical screen) to left, but not from left to right
    – Nathan
    Jul 20, 2021 at 16:54
  • Then you need to switch the monitors (in aranr, not physicially) Could you post a screenshot of your monitor layout? (with arandr)
    – kanehekili
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:58

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