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Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:55 AM


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What is your preference dual monitors, a single large monitor using snap or neither? I currently use two 24 inch monitors which I absolutely love. It makes working on Reports extremely efficient.

I will be creating a new setup soon so wondering if I should try something new or stick with what works.




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I like two monitors (extended desktop). I use the right monitor for running SSMS and the left monitor is where I pull up my scripts in notepad, etc, watch my emails, pull up documents.

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Favourites are 21-24-21 and 24-24, basically monitor count > 1 will do though.
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Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:52 AM


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Yeah, I'm thinking of staying with the multiples over one large one. I started thinking about it because I will be making a new setup and one of the IT Techs was talking this morning about using a 42" with snap and it got me thinking.



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Put me in the camp of preferring multiple monitors as well. I don't know if I'd like all the vertical space created by a 42" monster. It might be great for gaming, but I don't think I'd like it for work.


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Posted Friday, May 9, 2014 1:48 AM
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I admit I have never worked on one large monitor but can't see living without at least 2 24"+
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An advantage I can think of to using two (or more) individual monitors over one large one is, if you maximize a window in a dual monitor setup, it stays on the monitor it was on, allowing you to easily maximize another window on the 2nd monitor.

With one big monitor, maximize a window and it covers everything...
Sure there are ways to work around that, but I think it's easier to just maximize...

BTW, 2x24" at work, and a 24" (1920x1200) and a 21" (1600x1200) at home
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Posted Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00 AM


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I saw mounts on Newegg for triple monitor setup. As interesting as that sounds I think I am in concurrence with everyone about the duals. I know I could never go back to a single 15" screen.



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Posted Friday, May 9, 2014 7:58 AM


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I saw mounts on Newegg for triple monitor setup. As interesting as that sounds I think I am in concurrence with everyone about the duals. I know I could never go back to a single 15" screen.


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Posted Friday, May 9, 2014 8:59 AM
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I prefer multiple monitors but where I am now I'm stuck hot-desking with a 15" laptop screen.

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