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Old 04-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Downloaded files saving above & behind the panel menubar

Anytime I download a file to my laptop desktop, it saves above and behind the panel menubar (Applications / Places / System). As such, the files aren't easily accessible. How might I ensure that downloaded files are visible on the screen and not 100px above & behind it?

Perhaps related, I've got a second monitor attached to the laptop (primary). It seems this second monitor's resolution is affecting where downloaded files are put...out of sight.

Primary laptop: Dell Vostro 1310. Resolution = 1280x800
Secondary monitor: Acer 19-inch LCD Flat Panel. Resolution = 1280x1024.

I've tried all the settings in Monitor Preferences to no avail. Searched Google without luck. Currently on Ubuntu 10.10 and the system is (according to Update Manager) up-to-date.

Any help would be appreciated...
Old 04-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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My guess is there's an area above (and/or below) your screen, because it's assuming both are 1280x1024. What's in your xorg.conf?
Old 05-01-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks so much - perfect advice! Been doing a bit of research and it seems that xorg.conf isn't created automatically these days. It's not been needed since 9.10.

Creating it** is possible but have been receiving unexpected errors. So I'll research those and keep digging. Will let you know what I come up with. Could take some time but I'm here for the long haul.

Sadly, the update to 11.04 didn't magically fix the issue.

** using these directions:


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