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Dual monitor setup in Xfce

If you have a system with two or more displays/monitors and are using a Linux XFce desktop environment then there are at least three methods for dual monitor setup in Xfce:

  1. Use the built-in Xfce Settings -> Display configuration utility.
  2. use the Resize and Rotate tool for X window system (aka xrandr). Read more.
  3. use the Xfce Settings Editor

If you choose to use the last method then follow these steps:

  1. open the Settings -> Settings Editor
  2. on the left list (Channel) choose the displaychannel; on the right side you are going to see your current monitor setup
  3. identify the leftmost display and make sure you set Position.X=0
  4. identify the next rightwards monitor and set its Position.X value equal to the previous monitor Position.Resolution width value (eg. 1440x900 means width=1440 and height=900)
  5. repeat the steps 3-4 for the rest of the rightwards monitors
  6. close the Settings Editor, logout your current Xfce session then login again.

That's all folks!

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Eugen Mihailescu

Founder/programmer/one-man-show at Cubique Software
Always looking to learn more about *nix world, about the fundamental concepts of math, physics, electronics. I am also passionate about programming, database and systems administration. 16+ yrs experience in software development, designing enterprise systems, IT support and troubleshooting.
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