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Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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12.04 recognises dual monitors but one screen has a black overlay in the way of everything but the mouse cursor

This has worked fine up until today. The first screen works absolutely fine. The second screen however, is seen by the OS, is visible in the display settings and works absolutely fine in mirror mode. ...
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Overlapping line from smaller disaply in dualhead mode

I have a problem on both gnome shell and unity that is best described with the following photo: http://i.imgur.com/JQwr3Rh.jpg This is my external monitor. It's a FHD monitor and my laptop monitor is ...
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51 views

How to have a different virtual desktop per physical display?

Context: I've recently switched back to using an external monitor with my laptop. I'm using a 2x2 virtual desktop with the expo plugin. (Actually a 3x3, doesn't matter) I'm currently not satisfied ...
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342 views

Is there a dynamic-multiple-monitor friendly desktop environment available for Ubuntu?

I use a laptop and like to migrate during the day from one (physical) workplace to another and connect to an external monitor if available. I also must multitask a lot, so I have a lot of windows ...
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0answers
24 views

Showing incorrect application menu

The Application Menu in the top panel, where the close/minimize icons are, are often wrong. For example I use my email software (Lotus Notes), then I click on Chrome in the launcher - which puts ...
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...
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0answers
97 views

Netflix not taking up full screen

I have been having problems using Netflix with Pipelight in Ubuntu. I have tried looking for answers online but I have had no luck finding anything helpful. I can maximize Netflix using Pipelight. ...
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51 views

How to configure screens in console or create screen configuration profiles?

I have two monitors and integrated GPU (Intel® HD Graphics 4600). It works fine for work or movies, but if I launch games in fullscreen mode - I get artifacts, glitches and so on. Temporary disabling ...
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How to make Nautilus and Unity panel respect screen boundaries?

I'm having a problem with Nautilus and the Unity panel indicators. My display looks like this: which makes the viewport a large rectangle one that encompasses both screens. Thus, the icons on the ...
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1answer
122 views

menubar visible pipelight on secondray screen

First of all, here is my setup : Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop, main display is the laptop screen, secondary display is my tv Chrome Pipelight (microsoft silverlight running through wine) a silverlight ...
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13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
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2answers
440 views

Permission issues causes Unity Segmentation fault

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and I can boot to the unity-greeter and login just fine, but after login I just get a black screen with a cursor. I have tried following ...
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92 views

Ubuntu move fullscreen window to other monitor?

I have been using Cinnamon with Ubuntu for quite some time now and here with full screen applications (games and the like) I could press META to bring up the "start menu/tray" then right-click that ...
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85 views

GTX 680 Three Monitors

I'm currently looking around for a new GPU and have been eyeing the GTX 680 for it's decent price point and it's ability to do single card surround. I'm not expecting to get surround in Ubuntu, ...
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91 views

Desktop files not visible with ATI dual monitor setup

I have files and folders in my ~/Desktop folder but they do not appear on my desktop. Creating a new folder from the GUI works and I can move the icon around but when I select "Organize Desktop by ...
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1answer
156 views

Force Unity to open new window on the screen where the cursor is?

I have 2 screens and I set it as expanded desktop so that there is like one desktop expanding to another screen. Anyway, when I open any app from Dash they automatically position themselves on ...
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0answers
197 views

How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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1answer
225 views

AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
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110 views

Full screen applications and unity launcher placement

I have a dual monitor setup on ubuntu and I would like to know how to do one of the following things: Set a monitor as the primary X display (fullscreen applications execute there) while having the ...
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0answers
62 views

“Multi-Desktop” Second has to Shell/GTK

I'm running 2 ATI video cards with the latest drivers. I have 3 monitors. In windows I could set all 3 monitors to a single desktop. But that doesn't work here, so I put 2 on a single desktop, and the ...
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1answer
140 views

No unity shell , no unity panel and no dual monitors

I did something terrible this morning you can see here. Now that problem was fixed , apt was working fine and so was the update manager . after installing all updates , I rebooted. And I could not ...
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115 views

Unity only shows wallpaper, second monitor not recognized after botched driver update

My second monitor was not working properly (it seemed to refresh only the parts around my cursor for some reason), so I tried to install nvidia-current to test with new drivers. This had the ...
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88 views

Launcher disappears with dual monitor, and second monitor behaves oddly

I'm very inexperienced with Linux, and have been trying to set up an Ubuntu VM in Virtual Box. I'd finally got it largely working, and then while reading about something I saw you could press ...
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Software Updater window not displaying, though open in 13.04

I have a very interesting problem that has just recently developed. I am routinely getting software updates and I can see the software updater window is available to be displayed on the task bar in ...
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0answers
80 views

desktop changed since second monitor was connected

I have a Thinkpad x41 tablet, under Ubuntu 12.04 / since a few hours 13.04. Few days ago I tested a second Monitor 22", switched monitor view by fn-F5 and installed the Catalyst Control Center but ...
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1answer
126 views

Screen resolution changes when a key is pressed

Ubuntu 13.4 64 Bit (same behaviour on 12.4). Laptop is off. An external screen is connected via VGA. I start the laptop (auto-login). Screen resolution is the highest for both the laptop screen and ...
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151 views

Maximizing window on secondary monitor srinks the window instead [ubuntu 13.04]

When i am trying to maximize window in any way(shortcut, button, mouse drag, etc.) on my secondary monitor, it is being shrinked and placed to the bottom of the monitor - screenshot here Additionaly ...
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0answers
265 views

Compiz static task switcher (or any other similar solution) for SAME screen

I am an Ubuntu desktop n00b, so please play nice. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Didn't like the existing task switcher (really uncomfortable for quick work between several windows) so I installed Compiz ...
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1answer
183 views

Completely separate full screen OpenGL context on second monitor

For a 3D scanner implementation I need to precisely control the output of a projector connected as a second monitor to my graphics card. I would need to issue OpenGL commands in a full screen context ...
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67 views

Terminal with multiple tabs doesn't stick to same screen when changing workspace

Minimal setup: 2 active workspaces (let's say top and bottom) 2 monitors on each. So 4 active windows. top workspace, right monitor has Terminal with multiple tabs opened in full screen. If I swap ...
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1answer
207 views

Select monitor for indicator information

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with two monitors. The indicators are visible in the upper right corner of both monitors, but if an indicator has notifications to show (such as the arrival of ...
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123 views

After Connection second display window manger/unity fail to start [closed]

I am running 13.04. AMD RV710. Dual 1900x1200. I installed on a single display and when I added the new one I got a lot of oddities. One is that one reboot sometimes I just don't get a window ...
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303 views

NVIDIA GeForce 8300GS Drivers seem unstable

My system is a Dell Vostro 400 with the nvidia 8300GS card connected to a Dell 20" monitor on the DVI port and an ACER 22" screen on the xVGA?(15 pin blue) port. I have run through the suggestion on ...
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77 views

Can I prevent title bar going blank on non-active full-screen app? (multiple monitors)

Eclipse displays the full path to the selected file in its titlebar, for example, "Java - product/src/com/whatever/Widget.java - Eclipse Platform". When I switch to another window, this disappears. ...
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1answer
342 views

Wallpaper settings via nitrogren are lost after rebooting?

I use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each monitor. It requires disabling of the Nautilus desktop, but works great. Until I reboot...at which point the settings are lost and I go back to ...
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2answers
114 views

Switching monitors as in Windows 7

One thing I loved in Windows 7 was the ease of switching between single monitors/extending/mirroring them using Win+P. This shortcut produced the following: Is there something similar in Ubuntu? ...
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1answer
430 views

Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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1answer
937 views

keyboard shortcut for multiple monitors

Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching focus from one monitor to the next in Unity? Basically, if I am working on my web-browser on my right screen, how can I switch to my terminal on my left ...
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34 views

When using one monitor on top of another with different width, how to center the top one?

I'm trying to center the top monitor which is smaller then the bottom monitor. Normally it wouldn't be a great issue but since I am splitting those into "virtual" screens using nvidia options in ...
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1answer
3k views

Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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1answer
655 views

How should I handle multiple monitors when I regularly connect and disconnect different monitors and projectors

I'm moving from a macbook pro (with MacOSX) to a lenovo T430 running ubuntu 12.10. I use the laptop for work, and work from home regularly. I have an external 30" monitor at home, an external 23" ...
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1answer
852 views

No option for changing launcher placement in Settings -> Display

Few days ago I encountered a problem with dual-monitor configuration in Ubuntu - unwanted launcher bar on second monitor. The problem was reported here several times before. The solution for that is ...
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250 views

Fresh install of 12.10 and 4 x monitors

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10 running on a new Dell Precision T7600 workstation. I four Dell 30" monitors connected to a single Nvidia NVS 450 using display port cables. I was able to ...
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2answers
427 views

How can I launch apps on the screen that the mouse cursor is on?

I have two screens connected to my computer. I want applications to start on the screen my mouse cursor is on. How can I set this?
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity wont start when I activate Xinerama with 6 screens

I have 2 video cards. 1X HD7850 (main video card) 1X HD6450 I have installed the driver for ATI AMD Beta 12.11 from AMD website It works very good.. And than, I go in AMD Catalyst Control to ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I can't work with dual monitor

after Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I can't work with dual monitors. The desktop is freezing after a short while when I attache the second Monitor. I can use the touchpad, but the desktop isn't reacting ...
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1answer
1k views

Unity 3d support for multiple X-screens

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and have had problems getting Unity3d to work with my triple monitor set-up. I've installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 2 nVidia video cards and have ...