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How to set hot corners on a second display

It seems that as of now, elementary designs hot-corners to work like wingpanel and the dock and show them only on the primary display. https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1385296 https://...
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Laptop + HDMI external monitor issue?

I just recreated the problem and was able to fix it by deleting the ~/.config/monitors.xml file. Note that by deleting this file all settings for displays will be lost. The file is in a hidden ...
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Multiple Monitors not functioning properly

(This might be a bug, but on my system, Loki's Displays settings do not naturally let users stack screens atop each other, either with the secondary directly above the primary or vice versa, though I ...
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Making brightness work on Elementary OS Loki with fn key

I found this: answer and this worked for me from his answer: P.S: I have asus too, but I got X550JX model.
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Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

vmware-workstation works without problems with the root user, however, it is very annoying to open the terminal to open the program and believe that the icon is useless. I found a way to bypass the ...
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Laptop + HDMI external monitor issue?

Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to open a TTY virtual terminal.Then type your username and password and once you have logged in type rm ~/.config/monitors.xml and press ENTER to delete the file @joost said about. ...
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Cycle through all applications, across workspaces

Nope, without custom scripting, the OS only supports switching between windows in a workspace ("Switch Windows" in Settings > Keyboard) and switching between workspaces (org.pantheon.desktop.gala....
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

You need either dconf-editor or command-line tool gsettings. You can change the value of net.launchpad.plank.enabled_docks to ['dock1','dock2'] in order to enable a second dock, restart plank, change ...
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Screen tearing and graphical glitches in Loki

To fix Firefox tearing, try opening about:config, setting gfx.xrender.enabled to true, then restart Firefox.
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Mirroring screen

Windows+P to switch between mirrored and extended mode :) (same shortcut as in Windows ;) )
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Log-in screen shows up on secondary monitor

I was able to fix this by setting the correct primary monitor via LightDM. LightDM is elementaryOS's lock screen (aka pantheon-greeter) First you need to find the name for your primary monitor using ...
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My laptop screen has gone red even after I installed redshift and it's not going away

Even though you've removed Redshift, it seems it has "permanently" altered your display settings. Try running: xrandr --output eDP-1 --gamma 0.9:0.9:0.9 eDP-1 is the name of my monitor, yours may ...
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Too much contrast/exposure? (I think)

This seems to be a bug in Gala, see issue Tracker.
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Monitor settings do not work. Cannot disable integrated screen of the laptop

default integrated monitor is not always LVDS-1 first you should get overview of detected displays and their aliases by command xrandr | grep " connected " | awk '{ print$1 }' then cast xrandr --...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os

This is a known issue in Elementary OS due to their somewhat non-standard way of applying window decorations. Fortunately, there is a fix, but it must be applied on a per-application basis. In fact on ...
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screen flip issue with Juno 5.0 on HP 840 G1

If this sudo systemctl stop iio-sensor-proxy.service works temporarily for you, then disable it so next time you reboot, it will not load To disable it: sudo systemctl disable iio-sensor-proxy....
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Can't un-mirror display for dual monitors - Juno

OK - After digging around I found the Windows-P key on the keyboard somehow should it lose. This solution was buried in the comments here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/3kohhd/...
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Is brightness control supposed to work on desktop systems / external displays?

This is not specific to a elementary. External monitors configurations are managed by themselves. You can control your laptops brightness because the monitor is directly managed by your laptops ...
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Terminal is maxed and can't resize in Odin

Just press the F11 key. When F11 is pressed, the current application will switch to Full Screen mode and be moved to its own workspace. Pressing F11 again will restore the previous window size.
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Black screen when try to lock screen

I had a similar issue, but instead a black screen, it hanged for a while and displayed almost all the frame as a corrupted image, all except the text box and buttons. So I believe this is a GPU ...
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How to reduce the brightness of a desktop pc?

Install graphics driver Settings > Additional drivers Option to change brightness should be in settings: Settings > Brightness & Lock Do you use latest version of elementary OS?
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

I found that after running setpci I needed to reload the apple_gmux module, so my /etc/rc.local looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser ...
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"Fit to screen" For External monitor

Most TVs "overscan" by default, which cuts of the edges of the picture. You'll want to turn this off in the settings of your TV. Oftentimes you'll find a button on the remote or a setting in the "...
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I have no GUI after signing in

This happens to me sometimes as well. I have yet to find the root cause of it or a real fix. What helps in my case is to press ctrl+alt+F1 to go to a terminal. Log in with your user credentials and ...
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How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki?

Setting is now done via gsettings. Install dconf-editor an go to net > launchpad > plank and change enabled-docks from ['dock1'] to ['dock1', 'dock2'] and run cp ~/.config/plank/dock1 ~/.config/...
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Multiple DPi Screens on Loki

This largely works for me: xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1x1 --pos 3840x0 ; xrandr --output HDMI1 --scale 2x2 --mode 1920x1080 --fb 7680x2160 --pos 0x0 Only downside is the topbar seems to get in the ...
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Best place to store xrandr settings?

You can do one of the following: Using the GUI: Go to System Settings > Applications > Startup Click the + button Type in the xrandr command complete with its arguments Creating a .desktop file and ...
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My OS is displaying this image, I do not know what it is ... someone could explain

You can install the icon for Dropbox manually. Check here Make sure you have git installed via sudo apt install git then execute git clone https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox /tmp/...
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Turn off display without screenlock

xset dpms force off Also disable "Lock after screen turns off" in System Settings > Security & Privacy > Locking.
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