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I've read a bit about window managers, but I'm not sure if that's what I need or not. I'm using my Maverick laptop at work with an external monitor added and set so they don't mirror. I've used a Mac at work up until recently (although Linux at home) and admit that I've been a bit spoiled with their Spaces and app handling - you can, in the settings panel, indicate that a specific app should always open on a specific monitor. So, for example, I want my IDE to always open on the larger external monitor, while Thunderbird should always open on the small laptop screen.

Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu?

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 13 '12 at 9:32

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similar to askubuntu.com/questions/48892/… –  amc Mar 13 '12 at 7:22