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not sure if this is a complete answer as to the behaviour, but what worked for me was to have a key bound to workspace switching using Ubuntu Tweakor compiz. When I get stuck and cant use the mouse to get out, I simply use the hotkey to get out. This seems like a better workaround than having to reset all the parameters every time (besides, Im not sure how ...


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This was my solution: 4 fingers and natural direction. <gesture type="DRAG" fingers="4" direction="RIGHT"> <action type="SEND_KEYS">Control+Alt+Right</action> </gesture> <gesture type="DRAG" fingers="4" direction="LEFT"> <action type="SEND_KEYS">Control+Alt+Left</action> </gesture>


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So... The next thing that happened was that I tried rebooting my machine and sort of failed, I was informed the graphics weren't properly configured. Rebooted to shell, switched back from 'gdm' to 'lightdm', and now machine is running and workspaces span both monitors. (Woohoo!)


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Two different screen can be displayed on LCD and laptop/PC screen by disabling "Mirror displays" in display setting. No need install any additional application.


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I was having this problem. Seemed to have found a workaround by: Install unity-tweak-tool workspace settings -> restore defaults Note that turning the workspace switcher off and setting the number of workspaces to 1 did not work. Windows would get moved off screen and become inaccessible. Thankfully the "restore defaults" seems to work.


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Current best solution: There still appears to be no solution to this problem, but here is my workaround. I have changed the focus mode from click, by default, to mouse. This means that focus follows the mouse allowing me to play a movie on my second monitor while leaving my mouse on my main display w/ workspaces, retaining focus while switching workspaces. ...


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If you are using the numpad keys, which are different than the number keys above the keyboard (and to which the shortcut you tried to set actually likely refers), then what happens is this: bottom right number on the numpad is 3, therefore ctrl+alt+3 will focus that window to the bottom right of the page. following that pattern, 1 is bottom left corner, 7 ...



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