temporary dual monitor setup

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 14:28:19 BST 2006

On 8/23/06, Marco <marco.mandl at gmx.at> wrote:
> Can I assign KDE virtual desktops to the screens? That way I could switch
> desktops on the large screen and have the small screen permanent to monitor
> something or watch TV or whatever.

I don't know about limiting a desktop to just one screen.  Interesting idea.

I have made do in the past by setting the "persistent" program(s) to
be on all desktops.  (Right click on the window title and select To
Desktop, then All Desktops).

> How can I assign key shortcuts to switch to another display setup? If I am
> on the road I need to switch the setup to only use the laptop display. This
> is even more important as the KDE panel is only displayed on the external
> Monitor.

I use TwinView (NVIDIA) and not Xinerama, so I don't have exact
information for you.  But with TwinView, my work-around is to assign
the laptop display as the "left" display.  This puts the KDE panel on
the laptop.  And any other windows that pop up on the unconnected
monitor can be moved by right cllicking on the entry in the panel and
selecting Move.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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