9.10 regressions with dual-monitors

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 26 21:05:04 UTC 2010

2010/1/26 Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org>:
> How do I define where Gnome panels are displayed on dual monitors?
> I plug in a second monitor into my Thinkpad T60p.  The 2nd monitor is on the
> left of my laptop.  With 9.04 this worked perfectly and Gnome would place
> the top and bottom panels on the 2nd monitor (on the left) when connected
> and back on the laptop screen when the 2nd monitor was disabled.   Now the
> panels remain on the laptop screen all the time.

You can move the panels with Alt/hold-left-button-down/drag if that is
what you are need to know.  It should then remember the settings.  I
think there are also settings in gconf which I should be able to dig
out if you need them.


> Dragging windows between screens still works as expected (and yes, I have
> the 2nd monitor configured on the left of the laptop screen in Display
> Preferences).
> I never understood how Gnome decided where to put the panels, but I just
> assumed it defaulted to the left.  On my 9.10 desktop with two monitors
> that's how it works -- that is the panels display on the left screen.
> I've also had a few times where the panels show on the laptop but none of
> the icons on top or the running applications on the bottom show up.
> Another pain is at the login screen I've had times where my external USB
> keyboard isn't enabled, too.  I find that very odd.
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