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Gnome Shell and Multi-Monitor Support

The default behaviour of Gnome Shell for the (quite popular) multi-monitor setup was to move only the primary workspace when switching work­spaces. That means that the second monitor and so the addi­tion­al space was kind of wasted. That behaviour could be modified so that both monitor work­spaces are switched (using ctrl-alt-up/down, for instance) by setting the workspaces_only_on_primary gconf entry to false.

With Gnome 3.3/3.4, the gconf backend was appar­ently replaced by the gsettings backend and dconf. So now the new command reads:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides workspaces-only-on-primary false

Just a note to myself.