ARandR is a visual front end for XRandR 1.2 (per display options), which provides full controll over positioning, saving and loading to/from shell scripts and easy integration with other applications.


  • 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 (likeĀ xsetwacom commands tablet PC users need when rotating), which is preserved when editing
  • Metacity key binding integration:
    • Saved configurations can be bound to arbitrary keys via metacity’s custom commands.
    • 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)


For Ubuntu just use this command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install arandr

After installation, find it in the menu : System -> Preferences -> ARandR

Homepage of ARandR :