[ubuntu-uk] Dual monitors with independent desktops
andrew at aoakley.com
Wed Feb 13 09:58:31 GMT 2008
Rob Beard wrote:
> Basically what I want to do is send the second monitor output to an LCD
> TV (but not have a complete MythTV installation) which I can just play
> videos on.
In Gutsy/Hardy: System menu - Administration - Screens and Graphics -
Screen 2 - Secondary Screen - Extend the Default Screen to the
[right/left/wherever you prefer].
Then just grab the window you want (eg. MythTV) and drag it off your
first monitor and onto your second monitor. For example, if you selected
"extend the default screen to the RIGHT" then you just drag the window
to the right border and it jumps over to the other monitor.
Then put the program into fullscreen mode.
And that's it. "It just works", most of the time. I do this on my laptop
The only confusion is if you are running Compiz (Advanced Desktop
Effects) - you may need to turn off "Edge Flip Move" under "Rotate Cube"
to prevent it from simply rotating/switching virtual desktops when you
drag a window to the screen edge.
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