View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual monitor / Virtual Desktop question - details inside

December 8th, 2012, 01:46 AM

first off, I apologize for being unable to come up with a more succinct title.

I use my first monitor for everything that requires interaction.

My second monitor is basically a TV replacement and just runs video (fullscreen flash video, media player, whatever).

If I want to utilize the virtual desktop functionality, however, both monitors switch to Virtual Desktop #2 in one swoop. What I *want* is that my second screen stays the way it is, running video, while the switching from virtual desktop 1-4 just affects my primary screen.

Hope that this makes at least some sense outside of my own head - am literally unable to form this question more precisely.

Edit: I found http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1374090 which addresses the issue, but did not get any further.

February 20th, 2013, 10:08 PM
the way I've gotten around this is to set the window to Always on Top, and On Each Desktop, this was back when I was using Gnome classic, not sure how that is accomplished using the Unity desktop, or the new Gnome Desktop.