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mick g

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011, 09:39:04 PM »
ok then lets go all the way, if you was going for an upgrade would you go for 4 - 19 inch or 4 - 26 inch monitors
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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011, 10:05:04 PM »
My guess - depends on your office space and personal ergonomics needs.

eg. 4 that are larger would need a longer minimum viewing distance

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2011, 10:22:02 PM »
I've also generally preferred the 4:3 monitors, the first widescreen I got was by accident. I ordered 3) 4:3  19"ers from dell, and they sent me 2)19" and 1) 20" widescreen. I called and told them, and they said if I liked it to just keep it so I did. Ever since, I've really liked the center monitor being widescreen for hand coding since you get much more per line without wrapping.

My lower center monitor is where I do most of my work, and the others support what I'm doing overall, so the bigger main monitor is more productive for me.

I've also seen 3 widescreens where the right and left most were turned to portrait mode, which makes for a narrower overall workspace. I thought about doing this on this upgrade.

If I were you, I'd probably go with 3 max to start with. It's easy to add them, and you may find you want a different specific setup after going multi.

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2011, 10:28:39 PM »
thank you Drastic :)
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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2011, 04:18:36 AM »
Damn. I've got 10+ year old 19" CRT at home...and now I have major monitor envy. I've got a dual monitor setup at work where I need to be more productive, but these 3+ monitor setups look awesome!

Nobody's using UltraMon for these setups? I can't imagine not having taskbars on each monitor.

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2011, 09:12:59 AM »
Ultramon,yes.

AlsO single stand like ergomounts.

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2011, 02:22:09 PM »
What's the benefit of extra taskbars? Each app remembers what monitor it was last used on.

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Re: So I Moved My Office...
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2011, 04:22:45 AM »
I only have the 2 monitors, so I have lots of apps running on each. I need to see what's where.