Tuesday, April 24, 2007


There it is, in all its glory. The big black box on the right is the new Dell. It came with the flat panel monitor on the left. I kept my old CRT monitor, and now have a twin-monitor setup.
You've gotta admit I did a pretty good job of hiding the wires.
I'm getting better with Vista. I'm sure it'll just take some time.
A precious commodity, though.

9 comments:

Karyn Lyndon said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

kenju said...

That's beautimous! Why 2 monitors? What does that do for you?

Peter said...

Hi John, kenju asked my question, I've searched every cranny I could find for a reason to want to operate two monitors, zilch, nada, zero.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Kenju and Peter:

1. The "professional" answer: using dual monitors allows you to be more productive. You can have different applications running in each monitor and easily refer back and forth. Whole windows (or just data) can be dragged from one monitor to the other effectively expanding your workspace or "desktop." Example (that I've actually used): I'll open a Word document (like a manuscript I'm writing) in one window and Internet Explorer in another window. I'll look up a quote or other research in the Internet Explorer window, and then drag the information I find into my document on the other monitor.

Now, you could do the same thing on one monitor by opening up two half-sized windows side by side and scrolling around a lot with small display size, but dual monitors makes the practice really nice!

2. The (Shhhh...) REAL answer: Carol and my one daughter in Chicago have been using dual monitors for a long time, and it looks really cool! I've got to keep up!

John

robotjam said...

Duke, I have dual monitors, it rocks.

You can have one screen for email and the other for playing games.

Steve G said...

Okay, it doesn't look like a fridge, but I know for a fact that you can't get a beer out of it...Two monitors or not. I like it. Vista is not bad. Lots of good things about it.

Badabing said...

Gee...and I thought the answer to "why the dual monitors?" was one for your left eye and one for your right eye.

Oh, and there is a program that will let you split the monitor screen the way you described. I just came across it someplace today, but can't remember the name.

Nankin said...

It's almost as good as having a new car. Well...not really. I hope you're at least having fun with the new toy.

Michelle said...

Way to go on your new computer. It took me a few months before my memory started sagging under the weight of all the information I insisted it storing for me. Don't do the same. *grin*