I have 6 identical monitors, and 2 identical amd radeon video cards (6670). All set up relatively easily. This is not a detection/recognition type issue.
The Pattern is 3 wide by 2 tall.
Primary screen is #2
I have 6 panels each with its own taskbar, that shows which applications are located on that screen.
This posting is quite similar to mine: Multi-monitor: Windows opening on wrong screen (KDE Plasma desktop)
However that user has a different interpretation of what the 'proper' monitor is for newly started applications. (he wanted them to appear where they were last). But we share the frustration in not being able to predict in which screen a newly launched program will open.
In order of preference, I want a application open in the screen:
- Where the mouse pointer resides. (this is very handy, if you are working on screen #3, but you don't want a new program over top of the one you're using, but the Launcher is close (also on screen 3), you launch from screen 3, then quickly move the mouse to an unused screens say below to # 6, and it saves you from dragging the window.
- From the corresponding screen where the taskbar was used to launch. Taskbar on Screen 5 launches application to screen 5.
- To the Primary Screen
- To where the last place the application was used/closed (equivalent to random to me).
- The last screen it was opened to.(useless since I can't control where it opens to in the first place.)
How do I achieve the desired behaviour?
I found the settings within Kde that control if a window actives under a mouse, or on mouse click. However, none of those controls, have any effect on which screen the program is launched to.
I'm tired of each a program being launched, and having it appear on any screen seemingly random, then have me move it by the title bar to a screen that has no maximised programs.
Since it will be weeks since I use the same program again, I want programs to go to unused screens. I won't remember where they were used last.
thanks to all that can help. I understand a 6 screen setup is rare. I don't game. My knowledge of linux is next to nothing, this is my second crack at it.