I registered to reply. I’m very new to budgie but I’ve experimented a bit with it.
Overall, it’s alright to use on a dual display setup. My setup is main screen (laptop - 1) on the right and secondary screen (monitor - 2) on the left. So, 2-1.
The panel is on the left side of 1 (similar to the setup I’ve seen in your screenshots, fixed top panel and autohiding left panel):
But as stated by fossfreedom, a few issues can occur.
With intelligent autohide:
- when maximizing a window on 2, the left panel on 1 is autohiding instead of being visible
- if the focus is on an unmaximized window on 2, the left panel on 1 will appear (over a maximized window if there is one). It should be kept autohiding in that case.
With automatic, both previous problems are solved, but:
- The (left) panel is not pushed away by a window, it’s there unless a window is maximized
- Hard to trigger the panel when a window is maximized on 1 (as there’s not a slight resistance in between screens as in dash-to-dock, or the dodge function back in early Unity), you have to position your cursor on a very narrow line
- I’ve had issues crossing the edge with the cursor between two inkscape or GIMP (can’t remember) windows with the window on 2 being maximized
I have no problem with dragging and dropping a window from 1 to 2 though, it’s going through the panel without issue.