Is it possible to select the monitor in that the notification appears? (Dualhead Configuration)

Asked by Mark Schewe


just wanted to ask if it is possible to select the monitor where the notifications appear?
I am using my notebook with an extern monitor attached to the wall. The monitor at the wall is only to "outsource" windows e.g. movies. The notebook is the primary ( gnome panels etc. ) monitor.

So I look most of the time at the notebook. I did not wanted to start a bug report because this is a very strange configuration with the second monitor above ... but it would be nice if anybody could help me.

Regards Mark

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Delan Azabani (azabani) said :

Move the indicator-applet-session panel applet to a panel on the other monitor. I think notifications will spawn under the applet now, and as you've moved it to the other monitor, the notifications should show there too.

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Mark Schewe (quorr) said :

Unfortunately on the other monitor I don't have a panel. But I will try it and report if it did help.
Aren't there any configuration files oder in the gnome-conf some entries?

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Best Mirco Müller (macslow) said :

Mark, you could make use of the notify-osd's gconf-key:


if you set that to "focus-follow" like so...

    gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/multihead_mode -t string "focus-follow"

notifications will always show up on the screen where your current active window is. That should fit your working habits quite well. If you want to get rid of that behavior again, do...

    gconftool-2 -u /apps/notify-osd/multihead_mode


    gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/multihead_mode -t string "dont-focus-follow"

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Mark Schewe (quorr) said :

Thanks Mirco Müller, that solved my question.