More often than not, new windows start on the second display area for which I have no monitor connected. Is there any configuration to make sure new windows start on the primary display? (Right now I do alt+space, then m, then left arrow until I see the window but it is impractical)

The raspberry has 2 HDMI outputs, one is connected to a fiscal display, the other one is not. If I drag a window around over the right edge of the screen, it disappears. I guess that the second screen is there, on the logical space on the right of my first monitor. The problem is that often new windows appear there and I cannot see them.

I basically need a way to control in which display windows open by default

  • What do you mean with second display area? What area? How do you connect a monitor to that area?
    – Ingo
    Feb 7, 2021 at 21:02
  • Please don't explain it in a comment. Add it to the question. Use the edit link.
    – Ingo
    Feb 27, 2021 at 9:01

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I would simply run arandr (Preferences -> Screen Configuration) and desactivate the HDMI output for which you have no display. You can re-activate it at any time if you want to use a second display.

  • there's no apparent option to disable that. I'll try to send you a picture.
    – FxIII
    Apr 26, 2021 at 7:10

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