- From: Lars Andre Landås <landas gmail com>
- To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
- Subject: Multiple Monitors
- Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:11:26 +0100
I have learned from "The Binary Idiot" blog, that in a multiple monitor
setup it is possbile to configure the workspace behavior in
gconf-editor. For the change to take affect you need to restart Gnome Shell.
When the option "workspaces_only_on_primary" is disabled, the Window
overview on the secondary monitor show all open programs on all workspaces.
Personally I would like the secondary monitor to only show programs
running on the active workspace.
When I change the "workspaces_only_on_primary" option from enabled to
disabled, I get the following error message on one of the monitors when
I restart Gnome Shell. ( Alt+F2 -> r ). "Oh no! Something has gone wrong
..." And it tells me to logout. Might not be a big problem if the goal
is to change this option once, but what if you like to switch between
this two modes?
- On a normal work day I want both displays to follow my workspace. (
workspaces_only_on_primary = false )
- But some times I want to lock one or a set of windows to my secondary
workspace. ( workspaces_only_on_primary = true ). Maybe I want a webcast
to be on my secondary monitor for an hour, while a do other work on my
primary monitor. Then I want to change the
workspaces_only_on_primary-option for a limited time.
Problem when change "workspaces_only_on_primary" from false to true:
- How should Gnome shell handle Windows on the secondary monitor on
workspaces other than the active when this option change?
- Move affected Windows from the secondary monitor to the workspace on
Could this be a part of design goals for Gnome Shell or is this a
feature only I would like to see?
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