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[ale] multiple monitors - different desktops
- Subject: [ale] multiple monitors - different desktops
- From: rramsdell at adelphia.net (Randy C. Ramsdell)
- Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:34:20 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]_ethylene.corp.polyengineering.com>
- References: <[email protected]_ethylene.corp.polyengineering.com>
On Fri, 2005-08-05 at 10:22 -0500, Preston Boyington wrote:
> I know some of you use multiple monitors to "spread" your desktop over a larger space (or maybe different workspaces on each monitor), but do they have to be a matched set?
> I am designing a setup for my home office and want to have a 19" LCD (centered) with two 17" LCD's on either side. The 19" would be my main work screen and the 17's would feature my e-mail/spreadsheets/markups/whatever.
> Any recommendations on multi-head video cards, setup options, etc? What monitors are you using?
> Thanks all,
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
No they don't have to be a matched set.
I currently use an eVGA Nvidia 6800GT. Nvidia drivers have the option to
run a single desktop using a multi-monitor setup or a multi-monitor
setup running 2 separate desktops. I tended to always use the 2 decktop
approach, but that is a matter of taste. Of coarse most new Graphics
cards will probably do duel display.
Monitors: I have used 2 CRT monitors (21" and 19") in the past, but have
recently switched to LCDs which I bought from Dell. I really like these
monitors and so far, the reviews have been outstanding.
Hope this helps.