I am running 11.10 and i need to have a vnc window for the connection to my windows 7 box (booo hiss etc) , i have two screens attached to my pc.
i would like to have a fullscreen dual window VNC window on one of the two workspaces of my ubuntu desktop , currently i can get close to this by manually resizing the vnc window as big as i can on the second workspace when it opens . this is less than ideal as it takes a while and always needs doing when i login . also alt-tab doesn't get handled by windows which is confusing. If i try to fullscreen VNC i get proper alt-tab for windows but only one screen wide and i cannot switch workspace again without turning off fullscreen.
if i manually make the window big enough i still loose a little bit of height because of the ubuntu top bar , this can make window management in windows a little more complex or remove the status bar from maximised windows in windows. This does however allow me to switch workspaces.
i've tried several VNC clients of which ssvnc seemed to behave a little better but non do fullscreen for dual , i just get a single fullscreen with scrollbars (that i cannot use , but thats another story)
So there are several problems here :
fullscreen vnc only working with one desktop width despite both host and guest being dual monitor and this working if i manually size the vnc window.
ubuntu menus getting in the way of manually sized window
vnc windows not remembering their positions
any ideas or suggestions greatefully welcomed :)
update: How to maximise a window across two monitors? has allowed me to get fullscreen vnc across both monitors , however i can't use the shortcut to switch workspaces when in fullscreen mode . the grail is within my grasp !
update2: because fullscreen is now dual window in vnc i can press f9 to get fullscreen win7 or use it in a window , i'd love to find a way to pass CTRL+ALT+UP back to ubuntu then i could achieve my goal. i heard of a trick using numlock but it doesn't seem to work.