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I have a dual-screen setup, and I would like to configure it so that when I maximize a program, it only maximize on one screen instead of both.

I have ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope, amd64 architecture if it matters, and a ATI Mobility Radeon 3650.

edit: I forgot to mention that my window manager is gnome.

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what is your desktop environment/window manager? – John T Oct 6 '09 at 13:30
the answer will finally result in 'setup your xserver to use xinerama / twinview / bigdesktop', but lets wait what he says about his wm – akira Oct 6 '09 at 13:33
@akira, is not twinView specfic to nvidia cards only? – elhoim Oct 6 '09 at 14:19
twinview is nvidia-specific, but there are other ways of accomplishing the same thing. – quack quixote Oct 6 '09 at 15:22
@elhoim - thats why i said: xinerama / twinview / bigdesktop. in that order. twinview and bigdesktop are just variants of xinerama. – akira Oct 6 '09 at 18:44
up vote -1 down vote accepted

i would go the route the superuser 51233 took; he had a 'different' problem but the reson was the same: how to setup xinerama. once your xinerama is running, your windowmanager should do "the right thing"(tm) when it comes to maximizing a window.

if not: change to fluxbox (i am a bit biased here :)).

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This tutorial helped me:

It even gives a xorg.conf that works as is for me.

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Even more details: – elhoim Oct 8 '09 at 11:15

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