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How can I disable workspaces for the external monitor in Maverick Meerkat (10.10)?

Basically, I want to use the ability to switch workspaces, but on the main monitor only, I would like to set a fix window (for example a media player) on the external monitor. Is this possible?

If I cannot do that, is it possible to "pin" windows so they are visible on all workspaces?

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Some advanced window managers (eg. xmonad) make it possible to assign workspaces to individual screens independently. But if you prefer to stick to Unity and Compiz, just right-click on the top bar of a window and select "Always on Visible Workspace". (You have to unmaximize the window first.)

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Thank you! :) This is exactly what I wanted! – Iradrian May 16 '11 at 17:46
In Unity, pressing Alt+Space will give you the same context menu that you see when you right click on the title bar. – Ryan Jan 8 '13 at 2:42
That last comment should be added to the answer, as chrome has another context menu. – rlecaro2 Nov 18 '14 at 21:15

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