Another multiple monitor thread
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:04 PM
I would love one of those triple panel units.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:08 PM
Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:42 PM
When you're doing a lot of editing in ArcGIS, it'd be nice to have tables open on one side, and the geographics on the other.
On the other hand, I just told my boss that, while the two monitor set up is nice, I'm open to 6 21" monitors. 24" monitors might be a little too big and unnecessary.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:04 AM
As you can see in attachment, the left monitor is used for file browsing, system performance and multiple desktop manager (LCD 1280x1024). Other two monitors (CRT 22" 1600x1200) are my working monitors. Both monitors are color calibrated.
4x(4480x1200 - 1280x256) of total desktop space and sometime still too crowded! Probably I'm not the most organized type of person?
Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:01 AM
Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:58 AM
I have this same setup with an Acer 24" widescreen (1920x1600 - recently purchased from TigerDirect for only $699) and a second 19"(1280x1024) for email and palettes.
I'm pretty crazy about my Dell 2405, running 1920 x 1200. To the right I have a 19-inch turned in portrait mode for palettes. Even compared to my old 21-inch CRT, it's like taking off the goggles.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:15 AM
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:48 PM
Nice! What's the system monitor you have going on in the left monitor? I like how the map project spans center and right monitors.
The system monitor is Samurize. Custom configuration. It is not eye candy but it is effective and takes very small amount of CPU resources.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:59 PM
once you get used to working with a pair of monitors it is really, really difficult to not have them.
So true. I use two 19" Dell LCD's at work. When I go home I have really hard time adapting to just one lousy monitor. I'm ruined.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:48 PM
Also just bought myself a $200 Acer 20" (still waiting on the rebate though...) in addition to the 19" CRT on my home comp. Definitely increased my productivity, and I love having ALL the palettes in Illy I need open on the other screen, even though I have keyboard shortcuts for all of them, it's nice not having them in the way. And, I can have Illy in full screen mode, and then have the task bar on the other screen. I can't imagine going back to one screen, or even one very large (like 24" or bigger) screen. To think only ten years ago I only had one 15" crt. Those seem so tiny now.
And when I'm not working, it's nice to have something from Youtube playing on one, and browse the news or whatever on the other.
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