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Re: XFCE: Set default extend-to-direction?

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Charlie Gibbs <cgibbs@surfnaked.ca> wrote:
On 03/06/18 08:45 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:

I have a laptop that I frequently use with an external monitor, but on
the lefthand side.  Now by default, XFCE assumes that I want the monitor
to be on the right, and the top of the laptop to be even with the top of
the external monitor.  I would love it if there's a way to get it to
assume I want the external monitor on the left with the laptop
bottom-justified to that instead.  What's the best way to accomplish this?

Check out the xrandr man page.  I have two dissimilar monitors on my desktop and ensure that they're properly set up as follows:

xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1920x1080
xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --mode 1280x1024 --right-of DVI-I-1

That --right-of parameter tells it that my smaller monitor is to the right of my larger one - I could use --left-of if I wanted it on the other side.  I'm not sure how you'd do justification, though.

I was hoping for something along the lines of getting XFCE's settings to cooperate on that, like, remember which side it should be on persistently.  This is a monitor that gets plugged and unplugged regularly, not one that stays permanently attached.

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