I have a dual monitor setup where the secondary monitor (no workspaces) is placed above the primary monitor (with workspaces).

When I change workspaces on my primary monitor, the animation moves the whole workspace e.g. my firefox window, over my secondary monitor. The final result is as it should be, but I don't want to see the window moving over my second (static) monitor. Is there a way to fix this?

The stupid solution is to put the screens next to each otherm as workspace switching is only up/down, but with a laptop+fixed monitor setup this is not ideal.

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You can change this behavior by editing the option in gconf. See this blog for details.


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