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I'm using Twinview with Oneiric 64bit with a nVidia card.

I have my primary monitor (with DVI) positioned to absolute 0 and my secondary to the right (with HDMI).

My applications open on the primary monitor but all dialog boxes like the following opens on the secondary

  • shutdown

  • reload confirmation on firefox

  • Save changes to document on gedit

  • admin passwords

So when my secondary screen is not on, I am forced to each time Alt + F7 in order to move the new box on the primary display

That's also doing it with some application windows but I got it corrected with CCSM Window Placement

This question seems to be already asked but my problem concerns dialog boxes.

Dual monitor applications opening on wrong monitor

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Same problem here. The fix:

  1. Install ccsm as explained in earlier post.

  2. Go to General->General Options->Display Settings.

  3. From drop down menu of 'Overlapping Output Handling' select 'Prefer smaller output'.
    (My monitor is smaller than my TV.)
    Apparently the 'Smart Mode' isn't very smart (at least on my setup).

[#39895] Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1 Year  [reply] [flag answer]
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