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xftaskbar placement always on left screen
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Description Thomas Girod 2005-02-02 13:45:17 CET
When you have a dualhead computer, the taskbar is always set to the left screen.
As I have been reading on a forum, it's is impossible to move it on the other
desktop at the present time. Pretty anoying when you want your right screen to
be the main one.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a dualhead
2. try to put the taskbar on the right screen ... good luck :p

Actual Results:  
damnit ! it's still on the left one !

Expected Results:  
it should simply have some options in the config panel in order to handle the
taskbar's placement manually.

my little workaround is to use the xfce-taskbar plugin inside the panel, which
is conveniently movable ... but this way i don't get the system tray thing,
which is quite uselfull when you run apps such as gAIM.
Comment 1 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2005-03-14 21:18:56 CET
FYI, you can add a system tray to the panel as well. 
Comment 2 Nathan Tomkins 2005-11-13 13:34:51 CET
Same here. I'd love to be able to stick the taskbar to the bottom of my 2nd monitor.
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-11-13 13:55:13 CET
You know there is a command line option to select the monitor in Xinerama mode,
don't you?

Use xftaskbar --monitor x

Where x is the monitor number in the xinerama layout. Just save your session on
logout so that the cmd line option is restored along with the session.

Also, if not using Xinerama, it's even simpler, just set the correct display.

Let me know if I misunderstood your question.
Comment 4 Nathan Tomkins 2005-11-13 14:07:07 CET
(In reply to comment #3)
> Use xftaskbar --monitor x

Yes, I found just that option...

actually, in 4.2.2 that doesn't work, it has to be --monitor=2, but that's
beside the point.

Thanks anyway!
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-11-13 14:30:16 CET
Yeah, right, forgot the "=" (I wrote that code qutie a while ago). I'll resolve
the bug then?
Comment 6 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2005-12-21 09:16:08 CET
Judging from the comments this has been fixed.

Bug #752

Reported by:
Thomas Girod
Reported on: 2005-02-02
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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