I am using KDE on a laptop with an external monitor at home.
The buildin display (LVDS) and the external monitor (VGA-0) each work with 1680x1050 pixels.
When Iam at home i want to use the external monitor as primary output. This means i want to see my panel on the external monitor and I want to let new windows popup on the external monitor (This works for most programs, but i.e. gimp doesnt show new tools on the external screen even if all other windows are arranged there).
My first intention was to set the external monitor as the primary. Sadly this cant be done in krandr nor in arandr.
xrandr --output VGA-0 --primary
on the console is not working (nothing changes).
My questions are:
Is setting the primary monitor the right idea to get my demands satisfied?
If yes, then how do i set the primary monitor correctly.
If not, how can i realize it?
Thanks in advance!
output of xrandr appended, if anything else is needed just ask
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3360 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1680x1050+1680+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 474mm x 296mm
1440x900 75.0 59.9
1024x768 75.1 75.0 70.1 60.0
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
LVDS connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)