“mons” is a command-line tool used in Linux and Unix-like systems to manage multiple displays. The primary purpose of “mons” is to provide a quick and easy way to switch between different display configurations, such as a single display, dual displays, or a laptop display and an external monitor.
“mons” allows you to control the position and orientation of displays, as well as the resolution and refresh rate. You can use “mons” to create and save different display configurations, and then switch between them with a single command. This makes it easy to use your computer with different display setups, such as a large desktop display at work, and a smaller laptop display when on the go.
The “mons” command provides several options to control the display configuration, such as specifying the display resolution, orientation, and position. You can also use “mons” to turn off a display, or to display the current display configuration.
In general, “mons” is a useful tool for users who frequently switch between different display configurations, or for users who need to manage multiple displays with a minimum of hassle. By providing a simple, easy-to-use interface for managing displays, “mons” makes it easy to get the most out of your computer’s display setup.
If you encounter the below error while running the command mons:
mons: command not found
you may try installing the below package as per your choice of distribution:
|Debian||apt-get install mono-dbg|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install mono-dbg|
|Arch Linux||pacman -S mono|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install mono-dbg|
|Fedora||dnf install mono-core|
|OS X||brew install mono|
|Raspbian||apt-get install mono-dbg|
mons Command Examples
1. Enable only the primary monitor:
# mons -o
2.Enable only the secondary monitor:
# mons -s
3.Duplicate the primary monitor onto the secondary monitor, using the resolution of the primary monitor:
# mons -d
4.Mirror the primary monitor onto the secondary monitor, using the resolution of the secondary monitor:
# mons -m