2007-07-11

Dual monitors

I got a second monitor at work, and now I get to experience the awesomeness of two monitors! They really do improve productivity for programming.

I use the first one (my laptop's built in screen, 1920x1200, 17") for primary development (that is, actually writing code) and the second one (1280x1024, 17") for debugging/testing and reading documentation. Maybe I can get a third monitor* for reading Slashdot! :) Maybe I'll post a picture of my office.

*A third one probably wouldn't actually work because my laptop only has one graphics card. So unless I can get my hands on one of those external monitor-joining boxes, I'm limited to two.

3 comments:

Aleksey said...

We've had a dual monitor system (16:9 and 4:3) for a while now. It's pretty meh for casual use, but it's amazingly productive for massive multitasking. It's good for browsing the filesystem while doing something else, or for having two documents open at once (for those times when alt+tab doesn't work well). It's also possible to be running fullscreen and not-fullscreen at the same time.

Too bad there aren't many games that have dualscreen modes. As far as I know, flight simulator is one of the few.

But if you have two screens, you run into the problem of what kind of background image you want! I would imagine it to be as difficult as mix'n'matching clothes for girls!

Mildawg said...

Ankur, you made me lol with that comment. "Mix'n'matching clothes for girls!" XD.
Hm. Pic plx!

Mildawg said...

I mean Aleksey, not Ankur >_>
(sorry for doublepost)