Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

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Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

Post by gumkins » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:00 am

Hello,

I have LinuxMint 19.2 installed and UltraWide LG monitor connected to it https://www.lg.com/us/support/product/lg-29WK500-P.AUS.

On the monitor page there is "Software & Drivers" section. It contains "OnScreen Control" software for Windows and MacOS.
This software allows to split wide display into several screens and use like a multiple monitors.

Is there a similar software for Linux Mint?

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Re: Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

Post by lsemmens » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:17 am

I fail to see the point. You can open windows and display them side by side or in whatever pattern you so desire.
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Re: Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

Post by trytip » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:37 am

yes you can split screens if you want. i have an old HDMI TV and a monitor. i use the monitor as internet surfing and updates while i sit at my computer table. at night i like to watch a little movies as i fall to sleep, and i mirror the screens, turn off my monitor and watch videos from my computer.

nvidia has a good selection where you can extend or clone the display, but i don't have that option with my amd-graphics inboard ryzen
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Re: Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

Post by gumkins » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:41 pm

@lsemmens Please take a look at this video
https://www.lg.com/us/support/video-tut ... 1921251016

Now try to imagine that you are dragging + resizing 4 windows on a single monitor in order to simulate that.

@trytip are we on the same page, mate? I'm talking about a single monitor not about two or 5 monitors.

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Re: Need a software to split ultra-wide screen into several subscreens

Post by gumkins » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 am

Answering myself

One: https://github.com/pkkid/pygrid
Two: https://github.com/phillipberndt/fakexrandr

Second one works for me.

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