RE: swapping monitors?

Subject: RE: swapping monitors?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:04:18 -0400

I daresay most (many?) of us use two monitors, side-by-side.
With modern displays having reasonably slim bezels, the gap
in the middle is roughly an inch.

So, it's your choice what windows you place near the juncture
of displays (no swiveling), and what windows you place
farther out at the periphery (occasional swiveling required).

To have the text at a reasonable size, you are going to have
to swivel a little regardless of whether the display is a single
big monitor or a pair jammed together.

Non-prescription reading glasses tend to bring you closer
than would permit a full-width working view of side-by-side
displays. Younger folk can stand a touch farther back and
not have to swivel.

OR you can get a pair of specialized reading glasses with
a longer focus that allow you to stand that few inches
farther back. Of course, they'll always be in the wrong
place when you need them... that seems to be a rule of
the universe. :-)

My Kangaroo stand-up workstation accommodates only two displays,
so I couldn't do three-across even if I wanted to...

> -----Original Message-----
Monique Semp wrote:
>
>
> (I've been drooling over a colleagues ancient QXGA monitor for some
> time
> now, which is also a 4:3 ratio, with 2048 x 1536 resolution! But the
> monitors available today seem to be the "widescreen" format where the
> width
> is nicely bigger but the height is smaller -- not conducive to tiling
> multiple docs on a single screen and making the whole-page-view
> actually
> readable by my now-requiring-reading-glasses-eyes. And I don't want to
> go
> the multi-monitor route because I often am using multiple docs at a
> time, or
> an open app window and my doc authoring window at the same time, and
> swiveling my head from one to the other would give me whiplash!)
>
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