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I have two displays, they're arranged as:

         +----------+
         |          |
+--------+    B     |
|   A    |          |
+--------+----------+

With an application, say Adobe Reader, I can move the window to display A, or display B, or half by half. I can maximize it, too, on whatever display I like.

However, when I switch it to full-screen mode. it always occupies the display A, I can't move it to display B, though.

Is it possible to make it on display B? I'm not going to re-arrange the monitors to make display A at the right side.

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick, with the Compiz window manager.

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Generally applications default to the 'main monitor' for full screen. With most there isn't a way around this. –  MrStatic Mar 13 '11 at 6:08
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I'm gonna make the bold assumption that your problem lies with wine-based applications (e.g. Adobe Reader). One solution is to create a window for wine that covers the exact resolution of display B. First run winecfg, next select 'Graphics' tab, following which, tick ‘emulate a virtual desktop’ and enter the resolution of Display B. Now you can move this window to cover Display B and fullscreen the operation within the window. The only small issue is a small buffer region made by the border of the window. –  Reuben L. Mar 15 '11 at 1:26
    
Oh, my god, it's a Wine application. You are right, it's all about wine. –  Xiè Jìléi Mar 15 '11 at 8:07
    
@Reuben: Can you copy your message to answer, so I can accept it? –  Xiè Jìléi Mar 15 '11 at 8:08
    
no problem. done. –  Reuben L. Mar 15 '11 at 8:31

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I'm gonna make the bold assumption that your problem lies with wine-based applications (e.g. Adobe Reader). One solution is to create a window for wine that covers the exact resolution of display B. First run winecfg, next select 'Graphics' tab, following which, tick ‘emulate a virtual desktop’ and enter the resolution of Display B. Now you can move this window to cover Display B and fullscreen the operation within the window. The only small issue is a small buffer region made by the border of the window.

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