Zaphod mode (dual head) with Xfce 4.16?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at
Mon Mar 6 00:42:35 CET 2023

On you wrote:

> On my primary screen, I have the workspace switcher set up for eight
> different workspaces and have been using this configuration successfully
> for years.  Now, although I still cannot run a separate Xfce4 desktop
> manager or panel on the second screen, I was shocked to discover that I
> could switch to eight different workspaces on the second screen,
> independent of the first display!

This could be a workaround for me, too.
How do you switch the workspaces on your second screen (=2nd monitor?)
without a panel and workspace switcher applet? 

I figured out to start X11 programs on the second screen with:
DISPLAY=:0.1 <program> <args...>

At least I could place my webbrowser on the second screen this way...

And btw:

User-Agent: nn/6.7.3

nn was my first newsreader, 35 years ago ;-)

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