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I just installed a second monitor and when I try to launch Empathy on the second monitor it opens on the first. Is there a way to force it to ...
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    Force programs to run on second monitor


    I just installed a second monitor and when I try to launch Empathy on the second monitor it opens on the first. Is there a way to force it to open on the second monitor.

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    For GUI programs, it usually depends upon where your mouse pointer happens to be. I have two displays, and my CentOS system (KDE 3.5.4) behaves that way.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    you should be able to set the display variable to point to the second monitor

    how are you launching? via a shortcut or command line?

    if it is a shortcut, if you prepend the command with DISPLAY=:1 or whatever the second monitor is set up to be, then it should open there, this assumes you are using separate X servers for each monitor with no xinerama though

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    Im launching from a short cut on the second display but it comes up on the frist display.

    how do I set a display variable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroman6913 View Post
    Im launching from a short cut on the second display but it comes up on the frist display.

    how do I set a display variable.
    You can configure multiple displays to appear to the X system as either one display spanning both monitors, or as 2 separate X displays. In that case, one would be :0.0 and the other should be :0.1
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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