I would like to get Plank and Wingpanel on both screens of my dual monitor set up without mirroring my screens. How can I do this?
Plank (Buttom Dockbar):
It's really easy to mirror plank to more than one screen.
Make sure that
dconf Editoris installed:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools.
cd ~/.config/plank & mkdir dock2 dock3 ..
cp dock1/settings dock2/ & cp dock1/settings dock3/ ..
Link icons form
ln -s dock1/launchers/ dock2/launchers & ln -s dock1/launchers/ dock3/launchers ..
Identify monitor IDs:
xrandr | grep " connected"
Set monitor for dockX:
sudo nano dockX/settings
Apply settings to pantheon:
Apps -> dconf Editorand
org -> pantheon -> cerbere
'plank -n dock1 & plank -n dock2 & plank -n dock3 ..'
Wingpanel (Top Systembar):
Update: There is a ported version of autohide available here, WingPanel » Add optional hide mode.
It should be an option to have wingpanel placed on multiple monitors. >
Perhaps the monitor number could be specified through a command line argument so that any combination of instances/monitors could be achieved.
How to install wingpanel-slim or super-wingpanel on elementary 0.3 Freya (amd64)?
Both wingpanel-slim and super-wingpanel were developed and maintained by a developer on Launchpad called ~heathbar. Unfortunately, it looks like he abandonded both projects and did not update them to work with Freya (last change to wingpanel-slim was 2013-11-19, last change to super-wingpanel was 2014-03-04).
Therefore, sadly, there is (currently) no way to use one of those on Freya. Maybe development will be resumed by someone else, but at this very moment, it's simply not possible.
(Freya) Make Wing-panel Clear
Install dconf editor (
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor)
0.0. Done :)
Heath Paddock has since release an application called multiplank that does the configuration automatically.
To install the app from his PPA:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:heathbar/multiplank
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install multiplank
Once installed, enable multiplank by issuing the following command:
And to disable:
for an easy way and for a full discription to how create multiple docks in plank check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNIWq4hgw78&t=14s
I don't know about Wingpanel, but Heath Paddock wrote this tutorial for Plank. https://heathpaddock.com/?p=761