I'm currently using Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon using 2 monitors. But 1 of my monitors might break down soon. Since both are as old as the other I suspect I will have none a little later.

1 option I want to consider for replacement is 1 big 32:9 monitor. I know it's expensive and it's still a option I want to consider. However, there is 1 big condition.

Is there an option in Linux Mint to split 1 X screen in 2. So I'll basically have 2 16:9 X screens instead of one. And how can I do this?

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    Depending on your desktop environment, there may be keyboard shortcuts (either default or not-so-difficult to setup) so that key combinations like "Windows key + left arrow" resizes the current window so that it uses exactly the left half of the screen.
    – Httqm
    May 10 '19 at 14:28
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    I'm not talking about snapping my windows to the left of right. But actually splitting my monitor in 2. So linux mint is thinking I'm having 2 monitors instead of 1 big one. May 11 '19 at 10:39

Yes, you can!

To snap the current window to the half the screen, aligned vertically, flush with the left side of the screen, do Ctrl+Super+LeftCursor. If instead, you want flush right, do Ctrl+Super+RightCursor

Tips courtesy the DefKey site.

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