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I have virtual desktops numbered 1-6. With one monitor I can switch the currently active desktop with either the (MATE desktop) selector widget or keyboard shortcuts.
Now assume I had two monitors: left and right. Currently the virtual desktops fill both monitors and switching changes both monitors.
Instead I'd like all the virtual desktops be the size of ONE screen. Then both screens can be switched independently. I could have virtual desktop 1 on the left and 2 or 3 on the right.
Mouse (and keyboard focus) would be on one monitor at a time and when I pressed hotkey to change desktops, the monitor where the mouse currently is would change.
Both monitors would have task bar with all the same widgets and menus but the task bar would contain only the programs on the current virtual desktop.
Fullscreening an app should make it fill one virtual desktop and starting a fullscreen OpenGL program should only fill one monitor.
As far as I know all of this is currently not possible.
LCA: The X-men speak
Posted Feb 22, 2013 11:45 UTC (Fri) by tnoo (subscriber, #20427)
Posted Feb 22, 2013 14:12 UTC (Fri) by turol (guest, #29306)
Can awesome and xmonad do that?
Posted Feb 22, 2013 14:38 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Feb 22, 2013 14:50 UTC (Fri) by turol (guest, #29306)
Posted Feb 23, 2013 5:01 UTC (Sat) by lsl (subscriber, #86508)
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