Friday, August 24, 2007

Dual Monitors

A few months ago we got new dual monitors at work. It's been wonderful.
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The coolest thing is to put the desktop over two monitors, like shown above.
How to do that? My dell has a 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO. I selected "Start/Programs/Catalyst Control Center/Advanced/Catalyst Control Center Advanced" then the "Displays Manager". I set the Desktop area to be 2560x1024.
I know its annoying to have the middle of the virtual screen interuppted with the monitor edges, but two 19" flat panels are really cheap compared to a 38" screen.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice setup. I'm a huge fan of dual monitors since we too got them at work. They're a little bigger, but not too big. They're CineMassive Displays. Great for coding on one screen, testing on the second.

John said...

I've gone from one 24" flat pannel to 2 19" monitors and the dual monitor is much more productive, even thought I'm not gaining _that much_ space. It' the fact I can keep vs on one full monitor and other apps on the monitor.

Anonymous said...

2x 19" monitors are not the same size as a 38" monitor.