I have a laptop. Laptops have an external video port. The laptop is
the left monitior and the 17" LCD is the right monitor.


--- Peter Courlis <neat_gent at yahoo.com> wrote:

> When using dual Monitors, what video card do you use?
>   
>   -pc
> 
> Joe Malin <jmalin at jmalin.com> wrote:  A slight hijack: for people
> who are using dual monitors, what 
> configuration do you use? Here at work, we have people using dual
> LCD 
> displays. I see the following configurations in use:
> 
>     * Horizontal side-by-side, most often "tilted back" (top back,
>       bottom up) but sometimes also straight up and down. This is
> what I
>       use.
>     * Vertical side-by-side. A LCD monitor is easy to rotate, of
> course.
>       These are most often straight up and down. I tried it but it
> felt
>       cramped.
>     * Horizontal /one above the other/. I kid you not. I usually
> see
>       this configuration with the upper monitor tilted /forward/
> (top
>       forward, bottom back) and the lower monitor tilted opposite.
> The
>       configuration has a very futuristic/spaceship look.
> 
> I have seen a few quad monitor setups, which are most likely from 
> multiple machines.
> 
> In my current configuration, I devote the left-hand panel to all my
> 
> normal work, and use the right-hand panel exclusively for e-mail. I
> 
> think that the biggest hurdle to overcome is switching my mindset.
> I am 
> just not used to having this much screen space, so I do things in
> an 
> old-fashioned style. I often find myself switching between app
> windows 
> rather than moving one off to the second display.
> 
> Joe
> 
> John Posada wrote:
> > --- Richard Doll  wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> As many of you have touted the advantages of dual monitors . . .
> My
> >> ??s follow:
> >>     
> >
> > Richard...you're thinking too much. :-)
> >
> > As a long-time user of multiple monitors, consider it one big
> > desktop. Simply drag whatever application window you want to
> whatever
> > screen you want. You'll be able to drag from the left monitor to
> the
> > right monitor and vice versa. I'm continually moving things
> around.
> >
> > With the mouse, when you move it past the right boundary of the
> left
> > monitor, it will appear on the right monitor.
> >
> > As long as you don't restart your machine with only one monitor,
> when
> > you reboot, each application will (usually) reopen on the monitor
> > where you left it before you shut down.
> >
> > John Posada
> > Senior Technical Writer
> >
> > "I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've
> never actually known what the question is."
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