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[Bug 1450436] Re: Configure Chromecast as monitor


it won't really detect it without major doing, but I see windows has a
trick for doing it forcing to extend to a nonexistant display then
mirroring all the content to the chromecast in which the content going
to the tv is first, and content going to the computer is able to be
managed- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGe5u-LFYQ

maybe setting the virtural desktop to extend to the left so over flow
starts on the tv - would be a dirty hack - but would make it very nice
to throw anything you want up to a tv.

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  Configure Chromecast as monitor

Status in unity-control-center package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:

  Under System "Settings > Displays" it would be really nice, if
  Chromecast devices were automatically detected and appeared like any
  normal monitor that is connected directly to the computer; ie. unity-
  control-center should  transparently allow the Chromecast device to be
  used as a secondary or even a primary monitor, configure mirroring,
  launcher placement, scale and everything.

  Resolution of a chromecast is most likely fixed and the option should
  therefore be ghosted.  But when configuring a screencast-to-Chromecast
  from the Chrome browser, an image-quality-vs-refresh-speed option is
  present, so a dropdown for this is necessary here too.   Remember to
  state the Chromecast device name so one can tell multiple chromecasts
  from another.

  I've added a screenshot to demonstrate the idea.

  I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04, so I don't know if this has
  actually been implemented in 15.04.  But I haven't found any blogs
  describing it.

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