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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006982Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-01-11 09:56
ReporterrainbowKitty Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2020.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006982: re-orienting second display does not update display positions, leaving mouse stranded on first display
DescriptionI rotated an external monitor in display settings, and after pushing 'apply' my two screens were separated, with no straightforward way to move the mouse between them.

it is possible to get around this bug by pressing alt + space, then M, to teleport the mouse to the settings window, and from there dragging the first screen over to the other in the display menu.
Steps To Reproduceconnect 2 monitors to your computer running latest kali image, rotate the leftmost one 'left' in settings manager > display.
Additional Informationmy monitors are setup (from left to right) "HP 24in 1920x1080, connected to HDMI to displayport adapter, rotated sideways, screen 2", "hyundai Kanabo built in laptop screen, 1920x1080, screen 1"

uname -a output: Linux kali 5.9.0-kali1-amd64 0000001 SMP Debian 5.9.1-1kali2 (2020-10-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux



2021-01-08 20:03


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2021-01-09 08:59

developer   ~0014078

The displays need to be touching to work, if there's space left that configuration isn't valid


2021-01-10 05:30

reporter   ~0014083

yes, and it is possible to make it a valid configuration by dragging the display over. I thought it was a bug that this wasn't done automatically, but if it's not a real issue I'd be happy to remove it


2021-01-11 09:56

developer   ~0014099

Yes, it's not an issue
Thanks for reporting anyway ;)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-08 20:03 rainbowKitty New Issue
2021-01-08 20:03 rainbowKitty File Added: after.png
2021-01-08 20:03 rainbowKitty File Added: before.png
2021-01-09 08:59 daniruiz Note Added: 0014078
2021-01-10 05:30 rainbowKitty Note Added: 0014083
2021-01-11 09:56 daniruiz Note Added: 0014099
2021-01-11 09:56 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2021-01-11 09:56 daniruiz Status new => closed
2021-01-11 09:56 daniruiz Resolution open => no change required