OS X: How to change the main screen?

DisplayIn multi-screen setups, for example a laptop with an external monitor, OS X prefers the laptop screen, which makes things a bit weird when using mainly the big screen, especially when having to confirm message boxes in the other screen.

To change this behaviour, go to the System PreferencesDisplays:

The built-in display settings.

The built-in display settings.

Observe the notice and the current position of the menu bar.

Drag the menu bar to the other display:

External display.

External display.

After this change, the system will prefer the big screen for message boxes and other such dialog windows.



About Liviu Ionescu (ilg)
Hi! My name is Liviu Ionescu (ilg, ilegeul or eunete for colleagues and friends) and I’m a senior IT engineer. Or should I say a real programmer?

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