Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 18.04; when I hit activities only the left monitor switches workspaces while the right monitor just keeps whatever is on its screen. Is there a way to make the workspace span both monitors so that when I switch from one workspace to another both monitors switch?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Had the same problem. Turned out it was super easy to fix.

Install the GNOME Tweaks app. Go to Workspaces and set Display handling to Workspaces span displays. Done!

Solution 2

You can change this behaviour by executing:

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter workspaces-only-on-primary false

Solution 3

You can install gnome-tweak-tool via sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool.

Then go to Workspaces > Display Handling > And choose Workspaces span displays

Solution 4

Install dconf-editor:

sudo apt install dconf-editor

Disable the following settings:

dconf write /org/gnome/mutter/workspaces-only-on-primary false
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/overrides/workspaces-only-on-primary false

Solution 5

I recommend to you to use the Multi Monitos Add-on extension, available in GNOME Extensions. It is pretty easy to use, and it also gives you the ability to add a panel in the second monitor.

To get up and running all the GNOME extensions config directly in your browser, you only need the following:

  1. Install the gnome-shell-extensions package:

    sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions
  2. Install the host connector:

    sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell
  3. Install the GNOME Shell integration extension (Chrome) or add-on (Firefox).

  4. Find and install the Multi Monitos Add-on extension.

Solution 6

In Ubuntu 22.04:

Settings > Multitasking > Multi-Monitor > Workspaces on all displays

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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