View Full Version : Dual Monitor - fine tuning

December 8th, 2009, 07:34 AM
I'm using Ubuntu NBR 9.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook, and have it connected to my tv as a second monitor.

Luckily, the native System > Display Preferences program detects both monitors and I can extend my desktop to the second monitor, dragging windows with the mouse.

- Is there a way to move windows between monitors quickly using a shortcut?

- Is there a way to get YouTube videos maximizing in the secondary monitor? Currently when I go full screen on a YouTube video, even if the firefox window is in the second monitor, the YouTube flash maximized screen will appear in the main monitor.

Luckily VLC works well by maximizing to whatever monitor it's parent window is in.

January 27th, 2010, 07:38 AM
you can move a window to a second monitor using the "alt" key.

if you hold alt while dragging the top of the window, it will unmaximise, and you can then drag it in to the other monitor.

you can change what key does this as well as other options under System>Prefrences>Windows

I'm not sure about full screen. i'm going to look in to that soon