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Old 09-14-05, 08:48 PM
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Dual flat screen LCDs - now what?

I went out of my way to get a video card with dual DVI ports. I've got my two 1905FPs. Now what?

Naturally, I'm typing this message on the second screen while monitoring varios other things on #1, but I'm still underwhelmed. Is there some killer app I should use to truly get the most out of this?
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Old 09-14-05, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BigPete
I went out of my way to get a video card with dual DVI ports. I've got my two 1905FPs. Now what?

Naturally, I'm typing this message on the second screen while monitoring varios other things on #1, but I'm still underwhelmed. Is there some killer app I should use to truly get the most out of this?
and you bought a dual setup just to be wowed?
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Old 09-14-05, 08:58 PM
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Actually, no - I acquired the monitors on separate occasions. I now have the two LCDs and my old CRT and I have 2 pcs. I'm debating the merits of dual LCD on one and CRT on the other vs. one LCD on each PC.
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Old 09-14-05, 09:27 PM
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I used to have 2 19" LCDs at home. Normally, I have 2 browsers on, 1 for each screen or a browser in one and explorer in the other. Much easier to view than to resize or switch between active windows. Also, I use the dual screen setup exclusively at work. Extremely helpfully for me since I have many applications open -- email on the left and browser on the right.
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Old 09-15-05, 01:29 AM
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I used pivotpro (for rotation) and ultramon (for independant wallpaper, screensaver, and an additional taskbar)
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Old 09-15-05, 08:57 AM
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Apps like Adobe Photoshop, which can have/require one to have boatloads of (options) pallets open, work well with dual mon setups. You put your working image, drawing, etc. on the main monitor and all your tools pallets on the other. Works for us.

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Old 09-15-05, 09:08 AM
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I love my dual setup at work. E-mail on the left and whatever app I'm using on the right. If I'm working on a website, code is on the left with the results on the right.

I hate not having it at home, but I don't plan going dual at home though.
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Old 09-15-05, 09:35 AM
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Actually, I may be going dual at home in the next few months. I have played around with the dual setup a little at work and at a friends house. Once you get used to it, I can see the numerous benefits....especially when working with web code and photoshop.
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Old 09-15-05, 09:51 AM
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I have Outlook open in the left and my browser or Word (or whatever else I'm using) open in the right. I love it.
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Old 09-15-05, 12:32 PM
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It is frustrating at times when I go home and I'm still in dual-mode. I look over and there's no monitor there.
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Old 09-15-05, 12:59 PM
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any games out there that takes advantage of dual monitors?
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Old 09-15-05, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDave
It is frustrating at times when I go home and I'm still in dual-mode. I look over and there's no monitor there.
I solved that problem by getting a widescreen LCD
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Old 09-15-05, 01:04 PM
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any games out there that takes advantage of dual monitors?
http://www.matrox.com/mga/3d_gaming/surrgame.cfm
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