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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RE[2]: my experience
by bert64 on Tue 30th Aug 2011 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE: my experience"
bert64
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2007-04-23

Couldn't agree more, a decent tiling WM plus multiple virtual desktops is actually much easier to deal with than 2 or more physical screens... I have 2 24" screens on my desktop and i hardly ever use it, i do 99% of my work on the laptop which has a singly 17" 1920x1200 screen.

I can see multiple screens being useful when you need to monitor lots of things but not necessarily interact with them very often, and as a second best substitute for someone who's stuck with a lousy window manager that doesn't do tiling or proper multiple desktop support.

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RE[3]: my experience
by zima on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 23:07 in reply to "RE[2]: my experience"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

...or for someone who does different kinds of things than you, on a computer (believe it or not, such people exist; that could be possibly even most of the users). NLE for example, where two monitors are sort of a must for any level of comfort; the (good) software is almost intended for it.

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