If you are using a multi-monitor setup in Ubuntu, here are a few tips which should help you fix some annoyances, like:
- get full screen flash videos to be displayed on any monitor
- get flash videos to remain full screen while working in the other desktop
- a tweak to move windows to a different display using keyboard shortcuts
- how to extend the wallpaper across monitors or use a different wallpaper for each monitor
Move window to a specific display using a keyboard shortcut
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Get full screen flash videos to work on any monitor
Get Flash videos to remain full screen when working (clicking) in the other desktop
- for Google Chrome / Chromium: MaximizeFlash
- for Firefox: Flash Game Maximizer (the button to resize video to fit the whole browser window is on the addon bar so to show it, select View > Toolbars > Addon Bar). This extension doesn’t work properly with YouTube though but you can set YouTube to use HTML5 by going to http://youtube.com/html5
|After getting the video to fill the whole browser window, hit F11 or select View > Full screen|
sudo apt-get install ghex
sudo updatedb locate libflashplayer.so
gksu ghex /path/to/libflashplayer.so
Where “/path/to/” is the path to libflashplayer.so you’ve copied above (usually it should be /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so or /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so)
Now, editing a binary with GHex is tricky, so read everything carefully.
Once you’ve made this change, from the GHex menu select File > Save and restart your browser.
If later on you want to revert this change, reinstall Flash Player plugin:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-installer
Extend wallpaper across monitors or use a different wallpaper for each monitor
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install syncwall
To set SyncWall to span a wallpaper across all your monitors, select Preferences > Display Parameters and under Multi Monitor Display, select “Extend image (one file for all monitors)”:
Here’s how my desktops looks like after using SyncWall:
SyncWall can also rotate wallpapers, apply effects and more.
sudo apt-get install nitrogen
Nitrogen doesn’t have a desktop file, so run it from the command line:
In GNOME / Unity, install GNOME Tweak Tool:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
And finally, to have the wallpapers restored each time you log in, add “nitrogen –restore” to your startup applications.
Here’s how my desktop looks like with different wallpapers for each monitor: