Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 29th Aug 2011 09:50 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Recently, Brendan and I have been arguing about what can reasonably be expected from a multi-monitor OS (among other graphical stack things). We've reached the conclusion that nothing replaces real-world user data. So anyone interested, please answer this survey about multi-monitor setups and expectations ! (Results will be published here once the amount of answers has reached a steady state, I'd say in a month at worst)" (Source)
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layout
by Adurbe on Mon 29th Aug 2011 12:36 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think to would be interesting to see how people layout their screens. I personally have my primary monitor facing me flat with the secondary on the right

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RE: layout
by fran on Mon 29th Aug 2011 12:56 in reply to "layout"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

same here

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RE[2]: layout
by AnythingButVista on Mon 29th Aug 2011 13:46 in reply to "RE: layout"
AnythingButVista Member since:
2008-08-27

We are now three with the same setup.

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RE: layout
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:26 in reply to "layout"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I have two 19" LCD's centered in front of me. This allows me to glance over both screens without much head movement.

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RE[2]: layout
by Earl C Pottinger on Mon 29th Aug 2011 16:54 in reply to "RE: layout"
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

I use the same arrangement when developing code for Haiku-OS. You tend to have a number of windows open while writting C++ code.

But for some reason I *ALWAYS* have the main body of code displayed on the right hand screen, with the docs and extra windows on the left. Does this have anything to being right-handed? Do south-paws do the reverse?

PS. When not coding I tend to only use one screen for everything.

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RE: layout
by zlynx on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:38 in reply to "layout"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

At work I face the 24" LCD and put apps like email and IM on the laptop display off to the side.

At home I currently have only one 30" monitor, but before I sold off my older 24" I used both of them. Neither one was in the center, the 30" was to the left and the 24" to the right.

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RE: layout
by phoenix on Mon 29th Aug 2011 18:31 in reply to "layout"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

3 monitors, 2 connected to a Linux box, 1 connected to a Windows box, setup with one directly in front of me, and the other two on the sides of that.

The leftmost monitor is "screen 0" in Linux.
The centre monitor is "screen 1" in Linux.
The rightmost monitor is Windows.

Synergy is installed on both systems, so it's seamless mouse movement across all three monitors. ;)

Once I get my second Linux box setup, there will be a fourth monitor installed, shifting things slightly so that the seam between monitors 2 and 3 will be centred in front of me.

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