Specify primary display in OSX when using multiple monitors

When I added my 24″ LED Cinema Display to my Macbook Pro, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to make the external display (the bigger one) the primary display with the dock, task bar, etc.

Once I figured it out I felt dumb because it couldn’t have been any easier.  Here’s how just in case you’ve ever run into this.

  1. Open the monitor preferences pane
  2. Click on the displays tab
  3. Click and drag the little menu bar to the display you want to be the primary

That’s it.  Something so simple had me puzzled.  Maybe I’m just still an OSX n00b…

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