Preferred Distribution: Ubuntu
Preferred Desktop Environment: Gnome 3
Totally willing to switch if necessary
I haven't found much information regarding this situation with some internet searches, so I'm hoping somebody here with an understanding of "how things work" can help me solve the problem, or explain to me why I would be unable to solve it at this point in time (for example, if there is no software available, because I do not have the experience, nor the time, to work on such a project).
So basically, my two 1080p monitors (one 40" and one 28") don't line up evenly in my setup. Because of this, I have to offset them in the display settings of whichever operating system I am using in order to keep the cursor lined up as I move back and forth between the monitors. When I offset the monitors, the shape of my "screen" is no longer a rectangle. It sounds like X would allow me to separate the monitors into individual "screens" but according to what I read, that would prevent me from dragging windows back and forth.
Sometimes, certain things (like desktop shortcuts and certain windows) end up either below the higher monitor or above the lower monitor in areas that are not shown on either of my displays. Is there a way to keep desktop icons and newly opened windows on my main monitor without sacrificing the ability to drag windows to the other display?