I know this is probably a Gnome thing but is there a way to have both monitors switch to another desktop instead of just the main display? I know there is an extension for Gnome that allows this but I hesitate to try to install extensions on Pantheon. I installed Pantheon Tweaks but it dont like just installing ppa's tp solve things.

  • That worked! Thank you! But will it stay persistent through a reboot or login? Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 9:39
  • Yes, the setting will persist. Be sure to use comments rather than answers when asking follow-up questions 😉
    – matigo
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 12:35
  • Oops. Didnt realize I did that. Thank you again. Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 0:42

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I believe you can do this via Terminal with the following command:

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

I cannot test this right now (the work machines are stock Ubuntu), but this generally the solution with Gnome-based desktops.

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