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Currently Gnome3 sets my second monitor to be shared across all workspaces. I'd prefer each workspace to have it's own second monitor layout. Is there any way to do this?

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Just found it after browsing other questions here. Run gconf-editor and under /apps/mutter/general untick workspaces_only_on_primary.

Update: The above applies to Gnome 3.0. In Gnome 3.2 (and newer, most probably) the key is in /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/.

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