[ubuntu-uk] Open Terminal Command on Secondary Monitor

Harry Rickards hrickards at l33tmyst.com
Mon Feb 23 11:33:54 GMT 2009


Thanks, I'll try it later as I'm currently on a public computer. I was  
planning to use xfce4-terminal, not gnome-terminal though, does anyone  
know if xfce4-terminal works with the -geometry option.
Quoting Paul Sladen <ubuntu at paul.sladen.org>:

> On Sun, 22 Feb 2009, Harry Rickards wrote:
>> command .... to be opened on a secondary monitor from a terminal
>
> X applications (all of them) historically supported the "-display" and
> "-geometry" options on the command line:
>
>   xterm -geometry 80x25+1024+0
>
> Which if you secondary monitor is 1024 pixels to the right should place it
> on that monitor.  A '-' instead of the '+' causes right-alignment instead.
> Originally you used to have to run a separate X server for each monitor, and
> that is what '-display :1' is for (you might also come across it for X
> forwarding, or ssh and other special cases), but now there is Xinerama.
>
> Sadly, I tested "-geometry" with gnome-terminal and it doesn't understand
> the traditionally-understood options.  These is probably some way to put
> this options in a Window Manager configuration file too; but my memory blurs
> back to fvwm2 and that's maybe not relevant any more...
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> 	-Paul
> --
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>
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