Multiple Monitors, Same Workspaces

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Sep 19 06:35:20 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 08:06:34AM -0500, Clayton Shepard wrote:
> Basically in a multiple monitor setup I would like each monitor to be a
> viewport to the same instance of X and same set of workspaces.  Each monitor
> could view any available workspace independently of the other monitors.  If
> two monitors are displaying the same workspace then their views are cloned.
> GDM and Compiz already handle windows larger than workspaces as well as
> windows spanning workspaces which would make this setup very, very,
> versatile.
> I think the brainstorm has a more elaborate description; hopefully you
> understand what I am trying to convey.
> So I guess basically my question is what would it take to do this, and is it
> possible?

I'm sure Compiz could do this, in theory.

(This is actually what I initially expected when I first started
experimenting with dual-head.)

Marius Gedminas
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