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    Why multiple monitors?

    Have a question for those using more than one monitor. How does this help productivity? And what do you use such a setup for?

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    You can drag programs over to the other screen and it basically makes your screen bigger.

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    Some people use them to display stats for web servers.
    Some people have there mail displayed.
    Some people use the multiple monitor setup for use with CAD or photo programs.
    It depends on what you are doing.
    I dont use multiple displays, I have my laptop as a secondary computer for doing things if the main one is being used.
    Having a secondary display also depends on the person, some people like them some dislike them.

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    As somebody that has a 4 monitor setup, I can tell you it massively increases productivity if you are using more than one window/app for a period of time.

    I find it an invaluable tool when writing code or designing graphics, if you do have the resources to try it out, I would recommend doing so as it makes working on the PC so much easier.

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    As somebody that has a 4 monitor setup, I can tell you it massively increases productivity if you are using more than one window/app for a period of time.

    I find it an invaluable tool when writing code or designing graphics, if you do have the resources to try it out, I would recommend doing so as it makes working on the PC so much easier.

    That's because you're a PC!

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    I'm using a laptop but will be buying a desktop soon, with a dual monitor setup. Thank you for the replies!

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    I have two matching monitors. One I use for gaming on and the other I use to keep an eye on IRC, since Im a game admin its useful to view reports of infractions.

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I have two matching monitors. One I use for gaming on and the other I use to keep an eye on IRC, since Im a game admin its useful to view reports of infractions.
    That is what got me started using two monitors, made it so much easier to admin a server when you can see the chatlogs, etc, keep an eye on Teamspeak/Ventrilo, you name it. Also comes in very handy when just browsing as you can have your browser one on and your IM, email anything you want on the second.

    P.S. Any of you that are using multi-monitors, are you using Ultramon as well?

    Realtime Soft UltraMon

    Not free but well worth it IMO.

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    i have been using 2 monitors for a few months now and i almost stopped because of full screen issues and the trouble of having the task bar only on my main, but ultramon fixed alllll my problems and makes it wonderful!!
    i play wow or dead space or whatever on my 22" lcd while i can browse the net or have IMs and stuff up on my crt.
    also makes homework a breeze with reference pages/google(lol) on one and word up on the other instead of alt tabbing 503543 times

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    Re: Why multiple monitors?

    ive been using an s video 32in tv as my second monitor. its great for media center and also gaming. i dont think i could live without a second display. whenever i take my tower somewhere and have to use a single display i feel like everything is so cluttered just because im used to having my sidebar on the tv as well. so its definitely handy. besides almost all video cards come with the support standard. and with the prices of hdtvs it should be a sin not to play with all the new toys lol

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