Sunday, October 14, 2012

Linux Mint/Mate Panel on second monitor

Not obvious. I flailed around for a bit until I found this forum post on how to move a mate panel to the second monitor.

Copying the text from that link:

  1. Right-click the panel you wish to move and select “Properties”.
  2. Uncheck the “Expand” option under the “General” tab.
  3. Grab one of the edges of the panel by clicking on the left or right end (top or bottom end for vertical panels).
  4. Drag the bar to the desired screen and position.
  5. Check the “Expand” option in the “Panel Properties” window and click “Close”.


John Selbie said...

Thank you for posting this! This helped me out a bunch. Ughh, that panel thing isn't obvious. They could learn form Windows and Mac on this one.

John Selbie said...

Thanks for posting! This helped me out a bunch.

Bopolissimus X Platypus said...

Yeah, it took me a while to find that out too. I think that might work with gnome3 on ubuntu too. I might have stuck with ubuntu if I'd known that trick then :-).

previously I'd fixed it with gconf-editor. The unexpand trick is a lot easier than gconf-editor though.

And yes, certainly usability could be improved :-).