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All posts tagged "multiple monitors"


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Multiple Computers Controlled With ShareMouse

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 12:32 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5907028/share...-setup-required

"If you have more than one computer at your workspace, ShareMouse will let you control them all with a single keyboard and mouse, as well as copy and paste text between them and drag files back and forth."

If you're looking for a simpler way to use a single mouse and keyboard across multiple computers, and found Synergy a little too hard to set up, ShareMouse is worth a look!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

MaxiVista Offer Multiple Monitor PCs

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...vista,2608.html

"For those who have both the budget and the space required for a second monitor, but hesitate with the purchase due to worries over potential productivity gains, the MaxiVista software provides an inexpensive way to try such a dual monitor configuration--without having to purchase an extra monitor. The only requirement is that, in addition to your primary computer, you also have to own a notebook or a second desktop PC with its own monitor."

I love multiple monitors. I think they offer a great boost in productivity. However, multiple monitors was not always easy to set up. Video cards used to only have one video out port and alternative video cards were difficult to come by. Now, things have changed drastically. Most video cards have at least two display outputs. However, that is not always practical. That is where solutions like MaxiVista come in. There are other solutions available, but MaxiVista has been around a long time, and based on the video that Tom's Hardware provides, its performance is impressive. If you want to try multiple monitors out, this might be a good option, but if you are serious, I strongly suggest going with a true second monitor. Of course, if you want a mobile solution, I could see this work very effectively with two laptops!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

One Makes a Lonely Monitor

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Multi-m...eview-1524.html

"At homes and in offices, we’ve started to notice more than one display per desk. Ask the users of these multi-monitor desks whether they’d be willing to return to a single monitor system, and they’ll likely tell you they’ll give up the second display when you pry it from their cold, dead hands. So, what’s the appeal? Do multiple displays really make computer users more productive?"

I have seen people argue that widescreen displays are enough, and multiple monitors are not needed. While I find widescreen displays useful, the addition of extra monitors still seems to provide many more benefits. I have tried to quantify this, and I think a good portion of it comes down to the real estate in combination with the logical separation of two monitors. There are many tools that help you manage windows, especially with really high resolution screens, and I find a combination of both lets me have almost all the programs I need without overlap, but I would never give up multiple monitors. I would rather have smaller multiple monitors over one big monitor any day. Is multiple monitors as important to you? What would it take for you to give them up?


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