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June 2nd, 2009, 09:39 PM
I have a dual monitor setup. Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the focus to the other screen?
For example, if I click Alt-Tab, I get a list of windows on the current screen. I want to be able to be able to press some keyboard shortcut, and when I press Alt-Tab again, have a list of windows on the other screen.
June 3rd, 2009, 05:55 PM
September 4th, 2009, 03:39 PM
I've got the same question.
Got 2 monitors, separate xsession on each screen, I can move the mouse between screens but I want to switch screens via hot key.
Anybody know how? ( U9.04, nvidia)
September 4th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Found a handy utility here that I just bind to my <Super>-Tab hot keys. Works great.
For the impatient, do this:
tar xzf dualscreen-mouse-utils-0.5.tar.gz
./mouse-switchscreen -f 1 # mouse should be on other screen
./mouse-switchscreen -f 1 # mouse shou be back where you started.
cp mouse-switchscreen /somewhere/on/your/PATH
Bind your hot-key to" mouse-switchscreen -f 1".
Press hot-key, find mouse at last location on other screen.
Press alt-tab see other screen's window list.
Go back and forth, go crazy!
October 21st, 2009, 06:25 PM
Very useful! Tested successfully under Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty.
Note: To compile the tool, you will need some X header files: sudo apt-get install xorg-dev
December 3rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
I had some problems compiling the mouse-switchscreen utility, which I described in this other thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1011515). I'm on 11.10 if that makes a difference.
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