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Cloning/duplicating a workspace for presentation possible?

asked 2015-01-01 16:52:48 +0000

saljut7 gravatar image

Hello together,

happy new year!

Is there a possiblity to to clone/duplicate a workspace?

For a presentation I want to use a LibreOffice-presentation (Impress) in presentation-mode (moderators view on workspace I on my screen and presentation in workspace II on beamer).

Beside this I want to show something "step by step" (workspace III on my screen AND beamer) in a certain program. For this I could just clone my displays but then the presentation-mode of Impress doesn't work anymore.

So is there a way to tell i3 to clone the content of display III to display IV so that everything I do on display III is visible on display IV as well?

Thank you! sj7

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Why do you need two different presentation programs running at once? Seems like a lot of pointless work creating a slideshow only you will see when you could just type out an outline in a text editor.

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2015-01-01 23:39:12 +0000 )edit

I never mentioned two different presentatio programs. I said I want to use one presentation program (Libre Office in presentation-mode so slides and notes for me, only slides for the others) and a cloned display to show s.th. step by step in a normal program (how to set up Thunderbird for example).

saljut7 gravatar imagesaljut7 ( 2015-01-03 00:56:04 +0000 )edit

Ah, I think you're using "beamer" as slang. "Beamer" also happens to be the name of a really popular slideshow presentation module for LaTeX. My mistake. :P

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2015-01-08 04:21:34 +0000 )edit

Sorry, my mistake: Actually I wanted to say "projector" instead of "beamer". Will take care next time. :)

saljut7 gravatar imagesaljut7 ( 2015-01-10 15:20:37 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-01-01 23:41:22 +0000

ANOKNUSA gravatar image

Can you clone a display? Yes. Can you clone a workspace? No. You changed from one term to the other between the first and last paragraphs, so I can't tell which you're actually interested in knowing about.

Workspaces are unique and can only be drawn to one display at a time. No window manager on any operating system allows the content of a single workspace/virtual desktop/tag/whatever to be displayed on multiple distinct displays. You can clone displays using RandR, however, but not dynamically. You'd need to write a script or some such to switch the display properties when needed.

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"No window manager on any operating system allows the content of a single workspace/virtual desktop/tag/whatever to be displayed on multiple distinct displays." ->This is what I wanted to know. I have to switch my display settings from "expand" to "clone" everytime I want the 1st or the 2nd.THXALOT

saljut7 gravatar imagesaljut7 ( 2015-01-03 00:59:08 +0000 )edit

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