Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected.

When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary display changes (the secondary stays static with the same windows.)

Installing 'gnome-tweak-tool', turning 'Workspaces only on primary display' off did not help.

Couldn't find any other suggestion online.

Please help! Thanks!

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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.


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