Im using a dual monitor set-up a lot, but i have a problem. I need to forbid to clone the dektop, i want to use just the extended desktop feature. Can it be done somehow? It's a problem because, when is start my system with two monitor it starts automaticaly with cloned desktop. When i use the hotkey to switch beatween monitors the same problem occours. Always going to the screen resolution options is pain in the *.

I have a intel hd3000 videocard (sandy bridge)

Thanx a lot

  • Allright, thx, but often i need to switch beatween single and extended diplay. The xorg way can solve this feature? – c001os Sep 1 '12 at 14:59
  • What configuration utility? (for me text editor isnt an utility :) ) – c001os Sep 1 '12 at 19:06
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    system settings -> displays -> detect (once it's connected) – RobotHumans Sep 1 '12 at 19:38
  • Allright, after upgrading video driver from the x-swat ppa, the defualt display utility what you mentioned before working fine. Thx! – c001os Sep 1 '12 at 20:51

Don't use hotkeys, set it in xorg.conf or a configuration utility.

Try: system settings -> displays -> detect (once it's connected)

Then you can switch your screen orientation and enable displays.

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