At 07:36 AM 4/18/2002 -0700, Graham wrote: >At a recent Protel 99SE training session by Altium, I heard mention of >the use of dual monitors in a single instance of Protel. Does anyone >know how this is set up? It would be great to view two full-screen >documents simultaneously. Thanks.
Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 support dual monitors with two video cards; there are also dual head cards, such as some of the Matrox cards. I'm using the Matrox G450. I would never voluntarily go back to a single monitor unless it were truly enormous. I'm running two 21 inch displays, I got them both on ubid.com for less than $200 each plus shipping. Each display is set for 1600x1200, and I have them set up for side-by-side display of the desktop, so the desktop is 3200x1200. I often write for this list now with Eudora (mail) on one monitor and Protel 99SE on the other. Protel is not dual-monitor aware, so until I configured the Matrox dual-head utility to center pop-up menus on one monitor instead of on the desktops, it was a bit of a nuisance, since the menus would straddle the displays. But that is gone now, with the Matrox software. Some W2000 system messages and dialogs still pop up in the center, such as boot messages or the Task Manager, a minor irritation. If the Protel window is maximized, it spreads across both monitors; individual windows can then be sized so that one window is on one monitor and another on the other monitor. There is a web design company on the first floor of this building, with windows on the central common space, so you can see everyone. Each workstation has two monitors. I would provide the same for every employee, if I had employees (I'm working only with contractors). You may not realize what you are missing until you try it.... There are still some people who say, "Computer? I don't have a computer, what would I need a computer for?" The same question gets asked about RAM upgrades, large hard disks, faster computers, etc., etc. And it gets asked about dual displays. I'm considering a third monitor.... But physically it starts to get awkward above two. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *