Extend desktop primaty monitor

I just got my new PBG4 12" aluminum and connected an external display to it, unchecked mirror, and got the desktop extended on the LCD and the external CRT.
Is it possible to arrange the monitors so that the primary monitor, the one with the top menu bar on it, is not on the PB's LCD but on the external CRT?
I tried different arrangments but the monitor with the menu bar on top always is on the PB's LCD.
I can drag windows to the external monitor but then I have to move back to the primary (LCD) to access application menus, application windows open on the LCD, and even when the application main window is on the CRT (secondary), auto fill in forms or URLs appear on the LCD.
Is this the way it is supposed to be or am I doing something wrong

In the display preference pane, where you tried to arrange the monitors, you can drag the white menu-bar onto the other monitor.

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