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Hi there When I was a Windows user, I set my desktop to expand the working area to another monitor, so I could have a 'big' desktop with two monitors ...
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    Expanding working area to an external monitor


    Hi there

    When I was a Windows user, I set my desktop to expand the working area to another monitor, so I could have a 'big' desktop with two monitors (external and the laptop).

    How can I make it with Linux? I just can get the same desktop at the two monitors.

    Thanx in advance
    António (PT)

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    i remember doing the same thing once in windows, and playing around a bit with it. it was fun. i've never tried it in linux though, since it's no use to me.

    BUT
    keep checking back mate, I'll have a go at getting this to work in linux and update this post with my progress tomorrow at some point

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    I think you want to look at xinerama which is an extension to X windows...
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    You'll find some information on xinerama here.
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    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    ok, ive spent a few days messing with xinerama. i havent achieved much of anything to be honest. since I do actually have things to do, im afraid ill have to leave it at that. i imagine if you knew exactly what you were trying to achieve (your final purpose, not just dual monitors for extra space), it must be 1000 times easier.
    anyway sorry i couldnt come up with a guide or any useful advice for you mate...

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