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are you sure that your vga-to-hdmi adapter is working properly? maybe it needs to be powered (check USB-ports). try to use it with other PCs, laptops,... if the device is indeed working properly and it still cannot be detected with xrandr, you might try to force it. from man xrandr: Forces to use a 1024x768 mode on an output called VGA: xrandr ...
To move it to a different monitor, right click on an empty area, select "Properties" and then uncheck the 'Expand' box. Now left click on the end one of the ends and drag it to a different monitor. Right click again on the end (making sure not to hit any other widget in the panel) and click on Expand again.
Well, I just found shutter, a nifty tool that can do this. You can install on Debian-based systems with sudo apt-get install shutter Then, once you launch shutter, take your screenshot limiting it to the active monitor only: I just checked and it works perfectly on my LMDE running Cinnamon, it correctly took screenshots of the monitor where my mouse ...
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