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#1 +bman

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:07

Just setup two monitors on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and I am having this issue.

If I have a full screen video playing on one monitor, its fine, until I click on the other monitor (application) then as you can see the menu bars show up ontop.

Anyway to stop this from happening?

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#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:14

Did you try putting the fullscreen movie on the other monitor?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:15

No, but that isn't what I want. The one I am using is bigger, better lol

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:17

Why not flip your screens around? ?I think that bar has to be up if another window is being used (a.k.a using your browser when watching movie)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:30

I don't understand how that would make sense.

Why does it have to be there?


Also, side question, are there any dual screen management apps for linux? I also can't figure out how to put different wallpapers on the 2 screens, I don't want a large image to fit both (its a weird resolution),

#6 Riva

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:43

That is expected as you changed the focus to the OS when you clicked somewhere else as it loses focus.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 23:27

Yea but shouldn't the OS be smart enough to know that it's a full screen application that most likely does not want the menu overlapping it.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:08

Try right-clicking on the title bar of the media player window (when its not full-screen) and selecting "Always On Top". That setting should stick even after you full-screen the window again.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:41

Yea that worked. Thanks.

Of course when I have it windowed it can be annoying, but much better :)

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:30

Having another issue.

When I move the mouse from the left to the right monitor, the mouse pointer gets stuck, I have to push harder to make it move on over.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:09

Having another issue.

When I move the mouse from the left to the right monitor, the mouse pointer gets stuck, I have to push harder to make it move on over.

System Settings -> Display -> Disable 'Sticky Edges'

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:19

Thanks, I figured it would be simple lol