I have two monitors - the second monitor is a TV at the other side of the room connected by HDMI. Because of the layout of the room it makes sense to have my TV set as the left-hand monitor. I installed nvidia-settings and moved the second monitor to the left, and made sure the other (right-hand) monitor was set as the primary.
Unfortunately the primary monitor setting does not seem to be fully respected. Whilst my panels now appear on the right-hand monitor as expected, new windows are opened by default on the left-hand monitor. Even more annoying, the login screen always appears on my secondary (left-hand) monitor.
I've used xrandr to change the default monitor (both as myself and as root):
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xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --primary
sudo xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --primary
and I've also changed the monitor preferences with mate-display-properties as well as nvidia-settings to make sure the DVI monitor is the primary, and I've done this as both as myself and root.
Does anyone have any ideas how this can be changed? I also can't get compiz effects working yet, I don't know if that's related.