On a dual monitor setup, can one monitor be stationary?

Asked by David Guerra


I really like how with Gnome you have a primary and secondary monitor. The primary monitor is a movable workspace where you can flip through all the applications running on the workspaces. The secondary monitor does not move. This is extremely convenient because all you have to do is drag a window to the secondary monitor and it will always show no matter what workspace you are on.

Gala has the option "Always on Visible Workspace", but that requires having to right click every window I want to keep on every workspace and then adjust my desktop accordingly.

Is there a way I can have a stationary monitor like described above?

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David Guerra (frustratedtech) said :

Or, if this isn't an option, then is there a shortcut to claim a window as one being always visible on workspace?

Thanks for your time!

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Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) said :

As we use the same base for the wm as GNOME, libmutter, we do have this functionality. You can enable it in the dconf editor at org.gnome.mutter, I don't remember the exact name of the key, but you'll be able to find it easily.

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