Nwg-dock Showing On the Wrong Screen

Hello! I'm running Garuda Sway, and installed nwg-dock onto my system, but it is showing on the wrong display. Since Sway doesn't have "primary" monitor per say, what do I need to change for it to show on the other monitor that I consider my main one?


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I have searched the wikis without being able to find the solution. Any help would be appreciated since I'm pretty new to TWMs but eager to learn!

Hey @nwg ! Love your nwg work! I'm running nwg-dock on my Sway desktop, but it's showing on the wrong monitor (2 display setup). Do you know what changes in my .configs I need to make to have it show on the other monitor? Thanks!

What are you using as your method for starting the dock? You can pass the -o flag to specify what display you want to use. For example:

nwg-dock -o DP-1

:point_up: This launches the dock on my DP-1 monitor, regardless of where the command is run from. Tack the -o option on to however you are starting up the dock and you should be good to go.

You can take a peek at the various options available by running --help.

nwg-dock --help
Usage of nwg-dock:
  -a string
    	Alignment in full width/height: "start", "center" or "end" (default "center")
  -c string
    	Command assigned to the launcher button
  -d	auto-hiDe: show dock when hotspot hovered, close when left or a button clicked
    	turn on debug messages
  -f	take Full screen width/height
  -hd int
    	Hotspot Delay [ms]; the smaller, the faster mouse pointer needs to enter hotspot for the dock to appear; set 0 to disable (default 20)
  -i int
    	Icon size (default 48)
  -l string
    	Layer "overlay", "top" or "bottom" (default "overlay")
  -mb int
    	Margin Bottom
  -ml int
    	Margin Left
  -mr int
    	Margin Right
  -mt int
    	Margin Top
    	don't show the launcher button
    	don't show the workspace switcher
  -o string
    	name of Output to display the dock on
  -p string
    	Position: "bottom", "top" or "left" (default "bottom")
  -r	Leave the program resident, but w/o hotspot
  -s string
    	Styling: css file name (default "style.css")
  -v	display Version information
  -w int
    	number of Workspaces you use (default 8)
  -x	set eXclusive zone: move other windows aside; overrides the "-l" argument

@BluishHumility That fixed it perfectly. Thank you! Totally spaced on running --help for whatever reason. Loving the Sway TWM!

I have the dock added to the sway/default.config file in the .config folder

exec_always nwg-dock

But I'll change it to

exec_always nwg-dock -o DP-3

Thanks again @BluishHumility !

Sorry for being away. @BluishHumility explained it perfectly well.


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