I have dual monitor setup with my right monitor being my primary one. When I run a program or create an icon it always appears on the left monitor instead of the right one, even though the right monitor is set to primary.

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon desktop using nvidia drivers.

How can I fix this?


Ubuntu doesn't care what the primary monitor is (xconf "use this as my primary display" means nothing apparently), it uses the left/right arrangement of the screens to decide which is primary. Whatever screen is 'left' in screen settings is the primary display.

This question has been asked before: Change Primary monitor

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Hopefully someone out there knows how to get fullscreen applications to launch in right hand monitor.

  • I think it can be done, will try soon. – Jacob Vlijm Jan 3 '15 at 16:39

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