December 6, 2010 · General · Email This Post

ARandR is designed to provide a simple visual front end for XRandR 1.2/1.3. Relative monitor positions are shown graphically and can be changed in a drag-and-drop way.

Features

* Full control over output positioning (instead of plain "left of") with edge snapping
* Saving configurations as executable shell scripts (configurations can be loaded without using this program)
* Configuration files can be edited to include additional payload (like xsetwacom commands tablet PC users need when rotating), which is preserved when editing
* Metacity key binding integration:
o Saved configurations can be bound to arbitrary keys via metacity's custom commands.
o Several layouts can be bound to one key; they are cycled through. (Useful for "rotate" buttons on tablet PCs.)

* Main widget separated from packaged application (to facilitate integration with existing solutions)

Install ARandR in Ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install arandr

You can open from System --> Preferences --> ARandR

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2 Comments to “ARandR – a simple visual front end for XRandR”

  1. Griffin Boyce says:

    Thanks mate, it worked perfectly. Just ran from the terminal: arandr

    =)

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  2. Linux ftw says:

    Linux just keeps getting better and better each day!

    Can’t wait to see Linux take over a higher % of the current market and compete shoulder to shoulder with Microsoft Windows :)

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