RE: Business case for dual monitors

Subject: RE: Business case for dual monitors
From: "Joyce Fetterman" <Joycef -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 11:04:22 -0400

Greg Holmes wrote:
<< But I tried dual monitors for a bit and it was just ... annoying to
me. Even when everything worked perfectly[1], I really didn't feel there
was any benefit. They were both wide, so they really couldn't both be
"in front" of me. I had to have a primary monitor and one "off to the
side". It was more
annoying and time consuming to be turning my head then it was to just
flick ALT+TAB and keep my gaze forward. [snip]>>

My experience has been the opposite of Greg's, though I can understand
why he finds the dual setup annoying. I can't imagine going back to a
single monitor. Heck, I'd like to try three monitors sometime!

I document software, so I often have the application open "on the side"
and the software I'm using to write the doc is open on the monitor in
front of me. I can glance over to see what's happening with the
application and continue writing at the same time.

It's great when I have an SME in my office. The SME can show me
something on one screen while I take notes at the same time using the
other monitor.

At other times I'll have my e-mail and IM windows open on the "side"
monitor while I work.

The dual monitors definitely increase my productivity.



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