Primary monitor of dual setup

Steven J Newbury steve at
Tue Aug 19 08:28:16 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 11:13 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Russell Shaw <rjshaw at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I used xrandr to set up two monitors with one desktop stretched between them.
> >
> > The window manager taskbar (icewm) appears on the right-hand monitor.
> >
> > How do i make the left-hand monitor the primary one?
> >
> I'm not sure about icewm, but with gnome, you can just drag the panel
> to whichever monitor you want it on.

That really isn't a solution though.  It has to be done every time you
expand the desktop AFAICT.

The "right" solution has to be the ability to re-order (specify primary)
outputs with xrandr.  This is the only thing I'm really unhappy with
with respect to the xrandr monitor hotplug support.

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