Friday, August 20, 2010

Dual Monitors

Maybe it is the computer geek in me but today's post will be about having dual monitors.



I first setup my computer with dual monitors when I was working for Glanbia. I really didn't feel like I was gaining much by having two monitors at the time, I just like the look and the feel of being able to have so much space on my desktop. I also kinda liked the look people gave me when they walked into my office and saw my monitors wrapped around my desk. "Wow, that's cool", was usually the comment made. I felt cool too. When I left Glanbia I also went back in time to the old days of a single monitor. It wasn't long before I started feeling the pangs of how restrictive one monitor can be. However, I lived with it for a time.

Now, I'm back into technology working for Trilogy Network Systems where I have a little latitude on what I can use on my computer and I'm back to 2 monitors baby! I found this article put out by Microsoft that talks about dual monitors and guess what, it really isn't that hard to get it setup. You will need a video card that matches up with your computer that can handle two monitors ports. Plug the video card into the motherboard on your computer, plug in the 2 monitors and Windows will handle the rest. Here is the article.
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx.

The only down side is this (and I tell people this all of the time) once you go to two monitors, you'll never want to go back. Maybe because of the desktop space it gives you. Maybe because of the number of blogs you can pull up at once, or maybe you'll get it just so that someone will walk into your office or your home and say, "Wow, that's cool!"

5 comments:

analee hirschi said...

I think it is pretty cool

Melinda said...

i thought you were cool. Amazing that it is so easy to do. If we set that up I'd waste even more time on the computer than I do now. That would not be a good thing.

Clark Draney said...

The real reason for having two monitors is that you can have facebook and ebay going at the same time and do both WELL.

end of story.

Clark Draney said...

Actually, I love two monitors. I really do get more done by having more screen real estate. I'll never go back (if I have anything to say about it).

Susan said...

All I've got to say is "Yes, you're cool and pretty dang smart." I don't know what to do with one monitor. It would kill me to have 2.