Virtual Multi-Monitor support

Posted on 2008-11-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Ok, I have 3 monitors on my desk hooked up in multi-monitor configuration.  I love it.  Now with the advent of bigger, cheaper, monitors, its possibe to get one 30+ inch monitor with some outstanding resolution.  The question I have is would it be possible to somehow configure this massive monitor such that the system "thinks" it has more than one monitor and organizes the desktop accordingly?  The vision is to put a couple small browsers (reference) on one part of my monitor, docked or somthing, and have a large majority be available for development.  And I'd like windows to think they are in their own monitor such that when I hit maximize they "lock" into that position.

What do you think?
Question by:jglazer63
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    You can have the screen bigger than your available pixels, you can see this on laptops, and it's typically due to the graphics card supporting such a high resolution on more than one monitor. you can also see this happen when a screen is an abnormal size, and the desktop scrolls like a web-page does when it can't all fit on the screen at once.
    You may consider a nice desktop manager
    I like virtuaWin, it's just like Gnome/KDE desktop managers
    There are others also:

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