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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Virtual desktops!
by biffuz on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:46 UTC
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

I find virtual desktops to be more productive than multiple displays. I can't work without since I discovered this function with BeOS ten years ago. I find very disturbing to have to move the head.
That said, I do have a backup 15" display on the side of my 23" at home, so I can read World of Warcraft's dungeon bosses strategy right when we fight them... 'cause to be invited in the party you always have to say "of course I know the strategy, I'm not a n00b!" ;-)

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RE: Virtual desktops!
by Earl C Pottinger on Mon 29th Aug 2011 17:01 in reply to "Virtual desktops!"
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Loved them on the Amiga when you could drag a screen down and watch the progress on both screens.

Since moving to BeOS/Haiku-OS I found I tend not to spread a single job/project across virtual screens, but found them very useful when you are doing two very diffirent jobs since each job can be kept on it's own desktop so you don't mix them up.

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RE: Virtual desktops!
by zima on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 23:52 in reply to "Virtual desktops!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd hazard a guess that your immovable neck is much more disturbing to any people around... ;)

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