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Best Use of Dual / Multiple Monitors?

by mgdlehigh / January 12, 2007 4:25 PM PST

Anybody who has tried having multiple monitors knows how great it is. What is your favorite, or most creative, use of the dual monitor set up?

My personal favorite is playing a game on one, and then having some sort of TV show going on the other one... maybe South Park, Family
Guy? Something I don't need to focus on to hear a good joke.

I use them at work for comparing spreadsheets... but that's definitely not my favorite. Or comparing stats side by side for research... but this is all very vanilla.

It's become so easy and versatile I would love to know some of the best uses so that I can try them out.

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you wish your setup were this cool..
by benanzo / January 12, 2007 5:16 PM PST
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Editing
by kellenjb / January 12, 2007 11:04 PM PST

I loveD it for video and photo editing. Throw all of my pallets on one screen and the image on the other. I also loved it for general computer activity. I would have one monitor has my apps open and the other one have IM windows open. That way I didn't have to switch back and forth between the two.

But I had to sell them. I didn't have enough room at school for both. So I bought myself a 20" wide screen. Happy Still happy just for different reasons now... such as watching movies.

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Here you go:
by christianboy65 / January 14, 2007 8:17 AM PST
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Primarily used for CAD drafting
by csliva11 / January 14, 2007 10:17 PM PST

I really only need two monitors for CAD drafting. Its nice to be able to put the tool bars on one monitor and have the second monitor to utilize as your work space. I got a pretty good deal on a third monitor which is why I went a tad bit overboard on this configuration. The third monitor is used strictly as position for the start bar menu and Outlook.


Here's a pic of my desk:
http://i12.tinypic.com/35lx895.jpg

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Anything with a DVD
by Chris_Fon / January 15, 2007 5:41 AM PST

Watch a DVD on one screen, with all the controls on the other, along with any other programs you would like to use (personally, I had MSN Messenger and Internet Explorer Up)

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