Re: New writer looking for advice

Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
From: Helen OBoyle <hoboyle -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:53 +1000

Why would a tech writer need two monitors?

Application window or code I'm researching goes on one display, text files
go on the other. I find a dual-monitor setup to be *essential*. At work I
run with two 24" screens. At home, it's two 27" screens.


On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:21 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> Why would a tech writer need two monitors, let alone three, which
> sounds like an ergonomic nightmare?
>
> I can only look in one place at a time and I can context-switch with
> keyboard shortcuts and my KVM switch as fast as I could look at a
> different screen. Large displays with 16:9 aspect ratios provide such
> huge desktops that I can treat them like two displays anyway.
>
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Paul Hanson
> <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > If you are using 3 (or more!) monitors, I'd be curious about the specs
> for
> > that device. My current laptop graphics card only supports 2 monitors. I
> am
> > in the market for a new laptop for my daughter to take to college in fall
> > 2015. I'd like to get her one that supports 3 monitors in case she finds
> out
> > she needs that capability.
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References:
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: carolyn223 palo
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Mike Starr
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Paul Hanson
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston

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