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Dual monitor workspaces

asked 2015-02-10 01:27:52 -0600 gravatar image

updated 2015-06-02 03:39:21 -0600

I would like to separate workspaces between two monitors on Fedora 21. Moved from Gentoo, I can't find xinerama in Gnome, so workspaces switches only on main monitor, and lost focus to secondary monitor app (very bad for work and chat), or switches on both monitor at once (by gnome-tweak-tool)... Oops. How can I switch workspaces on each monitor separately?

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Why this topic deleted? :( I'm newbie of Fedora and Gnome, of course, but can't find similar topic... gravatar ( 2015-02-10 05:39:51 -0600 )edit

I would like to change workspaces separately by monitor. On primary monitor 1-2-3-4-dynamic, and on secondary 1-2-3-4-dynamic... Independent. Any way? Other topics said about stretch problem, not this ergonomics... gravatar ( 2015-02-10 05:42:43 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-02-10 05:44:22 -0600

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There should be a 'Monitors' widget in the Control Centre. I don't use Gnome, I'm on Mate, but it has a similar tool in its control centre, the configuration widget allows you to identify each monitor and move them around relative to each other. Mine are set up to sit side by side with the desktop extended over both.

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Thank you, I know about this widget (it's named 'Displays'), but in Gnome it allows only rearrange monitors to left-right and turn off monitor. No status bar at the top, no any other widgets at the other monitor, no workspaces :( I can only switch workspaces on primary monitor... Or, with tweak-tool - on the both monitors at one time. gravatar ( 2015-02-10 06:08:17 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-06-02 03:38:46 -0600

The setting for this is not exposed in the GNOME GUI at the moment.

You can enable the behaviour you want with the following command:

$ gsettings set workspaces-only-on-primary false
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This option exists in gnome-tweak-tool, but it is'nt set _independent_ workspaces on the second monitor, simple switches workspaces together... gravatar ( 2015-07-04 13:48:23 -0600 )edit

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