Having this bug not fixed is one of the main reason why people like
other operating system than Linux. This is a basic feature and option
that should not takes hours and command line to use.
By the way "Settings > Device > Display, just show Could not get screen
information" on my side.
However, when opening "Screen Display", I have several options but not
the one to identify my main screen.
Please fix this it was open for years, it is
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Cannot set right monitor as primary in dual monitor configuration
Status in unity-control-center package in Ubuntu:
Status in unity-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu:
Status in xfwm4 package in Ubuntu:
Unity always considers the left monitor as the default/primary one when in a
dual-monitor configuration. By this I mean that:
- Desktop icons appear only on the left monitor
- An opened app (eg libreoffice writer) is opened on the left screen, even if
I launch it via the launcher on the right monitor
The current configuration can be seen at
The .config/monitors.xml file is shown below. Notice that the HDMI
display (green in the photo) is set as <primary>yes</primary>.
Nevertheless, this seems to be ignored - the behaviour is the one
mentioned above (desktop icons on the left and writer opening on the
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