I have 3 monitors, and when I start terminator it opens on monitor 1 which is to my left, but I would like it to open on monitor 3, to my right.

I do not wish to simply swap monitor 1 for 3 in my monitor configuration as monitor 1 has other significance.

Is there a command I could use on the terminal that starts an application on a different monitor?


The answer is the use of position variable of the specific Window configuration on the terminator config.

For example, in a case with two monitors (1920x1080), the following layout configuration will open a terminal window on the second monitor in fullscreen mode.

type = Window
parent = ""
fullscreen = True
position = 1700:0
size = 500, 500
type = Terminal
parent = Main
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with CompizConfig Settings Manager you can act on windows placement.

Install ccsm :

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-plugins
  • Launch it : ccsm
  • Select "Windows Management"
  • Select "Place Windows"
  • Change the placement mode

select "Windows Management"

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