[ubuntu-uk] Dual monitors with independent desktops

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 11:03:25 GMT 2008

On Feb 13, 2008 9:58 AM, Andrew Oakley <andrew at aoakley.com> wrote:
> 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
> quite frequently.
> 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.
> --
> Andrew Oakley
> --
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Mr. Oakley there has the right idea. Ubuntu's support for dual
monitors was massively extended with the release of Gutsty.

Kris Douglas
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