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#26 2016-06-02 11:25:52

Enverex
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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

This doesn't seem to work (at least not anymore). Doing "xfconf-query -v -c xfce4-panel -p /panels/panel-1/output-name -s VGA1" results in the error that output-name "doesn't exist in channel". Doing a -l to get a list of options shows lots of options for panel-1, but output-name is not one of them.

Has this been removed or superseded since? How are you supposed to do this now?

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#27 2016-06-02 12:40:27

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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

With both monitors enabled, go to the panel preferences and you should get an "Output" option on the Display tab. Select the appropriate output and the xfconf key will be created. I believe the internal monitor names changed in 4.12.


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#28 2016-08-05 07:39:28

cen
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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

Setting the output to the desired monitor does indeed work, kinda. The problem is if you move the monitor to the left or to the right the labels are reassigned and it screws up everything. Primary monitor becomes #2 if you move secondary monitor to the left.

What is really missing is an option to choose Primary monitor from the dropdown. That would fix everything.

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#29 2016-08-08 20:34:29

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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

Same here, using Xfce 4.12 on xubuntu 16.04.4

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#30 2017-05-04 13:24:00

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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

I still have this issue on xfce 4.12 on mint x64 18.1...
I have been spamming the bug trackers on ubuntu and xfce as well (I'm not sure what the appropriate place is...)

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#31 2017-05-04 14:21:00

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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

I have been spamming the bug trackers on ubuntu and xfce as well

With respect to this bug report, please note that the patch has been applied to the git tree only and is not available in the 4.12 code (which you are running). If you want to test this fix, you'll need to build xfce4-panel from source.

*Keep in mind that the current xfce4-panel git code is different from the 4.12 code in that it has been migrated to GTK3 and is for testing purposes only. That being said, it appears pretty stable (but I haven't tested all of the functionality).


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#32 2017-05-05 11:27:10

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Re: Dual monitor: panel is always on the left one

ToZ wrote:

I have been spamming the bug trackers on ubuntu and xfce as well

With respect to this bug report, please note that the patch has been applied to the git tree only and is not available in the 4.12 code (which you are running). If you want to test this fix, you'll need to build xfce4-panel from source.

*Keep in mind that the current xfce4-panel git code is different from the 4.12 code in that it has been migrated to GTK3 and is for testing purposes only. That being said, it appears pretty stable (but I haven't tested all of the functionality).

I did not realize this indeed. Thanks for pointing it out. To avoid confusion, I referred to your post on the xfce bugtracker.

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