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I made a pretty sweet fast monitor switching method in Ubuntu to emulate what Vista/Windows 7 does. I made it so you right click desktop and you get the options ...
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    Fast Monitor Switching (Ubuntu)


    I made a pretty sweet fast monitor switching method in Ubuntu to emulate what Vista/Windows 7 does. I made it so you right click desktop and you get the options below, I'm working on adding a few more but those were the first two Wanted to show off, it was a bit of "personal success" for me because I was sick of going to system -> preferences -> monitors every single time I wanted to switch between laptop, external and TV

    Basically what it does is I can right click and get the menu shown so I added "Monitor-Output" then I made some bash files to do exactly what I wanted in terms of output to monitors and placement of screens. I think it'd be a functional addition to any Ubuntu machine running multiple monitors

    Maybe I'll make a how to if anyone is interested

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    I don't use Ubuntu or Dual Monitors but this looks very nifty and useful, thanks for sharing.
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    I would be interested, too
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    Very nicely done.

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    working on a how to now
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    Here is the how to, hopefully it's clear enough

    [ubuntu] [how to] fast monitor switching - Ubuntu Forums
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