RE: Dual Monitors [WAS: RE: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH]

Subject: RE: Dual Monitors [WAS: RE: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH]
From: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:49:51 -0500

I'm on Vista and I like the Windows key + tab (or Windows key + shift + tab) to go between windows. I have 14 windows open right now.

The joke around here is that if you have two monitors, you are twice as productive. I have one of these:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS267US267&q=al2216w+acer&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17691563045465017890&ei=6eW8Ss6BD8jrlAePzvy1DQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=4#ps-sellers

Some of my co-workers really *really* like the dual monitors. I was just curious what the study had to say about them.

Returning to the new Ace Frehley solo CD...

Paul Hanson
Technical Writer
Quintrex Data Systems http://www.quintrex.com
email: phanson at quintrex.com



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Subject: Re: Dual Monitors [WAS: RE: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH]

You don't need dual monitors to work that way. I just alt-tab between
two windows.

My display is 1680 pixels / 17" wide, plenty wide enough to have two
windows open side by side when necessary--though I usually prefer to
alt-tab between maximized windows.

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 6:25 AM, Paul Hanson <phanson -at- quintrex -dot- com> wrote:
> David, is this study publicly available?
>
> Paul Hanson
> Technical Writer
> Quintrex Data Systems http://www.quintrex.com
> email: phanson at quintrex.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Neeley
> <snip>
> A slight variation on this might be if you are set up with dual monitors (which in my view you should be--a study I was part of some years ago found about a 12% productivity gain in a docs department), you might have the text doc open on one screen, the Frame doc in the
> other...and move the pieces section by section so you are sure you don't miss anything in the process.
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References:
Re: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH: From: David Neeley
Dual Monitors [WAS: RE: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH]: From: Paul Hanson
Re: Dual Monitors [WAS: RE: Approach and estimation for a cleanup/conversion product - Word docs to FM and OLH]: From: Robert Lauriston

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