Ubuntu: How to configure two monitors on Ubuntu 16.04?



Question:

I'm a front-end developer and I work with a laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. Recently, I bought a Full HD monitor in order to better test my applications.

But the main thing I want to do, I hadn't achieved yet, that is write code in my laptop and visualize the result at the same time in my monitor.

In other words... I would have Sublime Text/Terminal opened in the laptop and the browser opened in the monitor.

How can I achieve it? Any help is welcome.


Solution:1

You should be able to do this quite simply from in the settings

This guide covers it quite well:

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/display-dual-monitors.html

As an overview you would go to System Settings, then Screen Display where you can turn the monitor on and off. Make sure to not have ticked "Mirror Display"

Hope that helps


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