Pummeled by palettes, I’ve been thinking of connecting the extra DVI output* on my G5 tower to a second monitor. That daydream got a boost when my terrific eye doctor raved about his multi-monitor home setup recently.
Multiple monitor photo collage by c2k2e.
So…what advice do you have for setting up and using multiple monitors? Do you like them side by side? Over/under? Same size/brand? How do you arrange programs, windows, palettes, and the Dock?
I’m currently running a 20-inch Dell 2005FPW (1,680×1,050), which can pivot 90°, so it might be interesting to set up a 2,100×1,680 system, though that would look pretty goofy for movies.
My primary applications are Ableton Live, BIAS Peak, Firefox, Eudora, Tex-Edit Plus, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver, but I’d love to hear your insights on using other applications. And for those of you with 24-inch or bigger monitors, do you use secondary monitors as well?
ATI Radeon 9600: Chipset Model: ATY,RV351 Type: Display Bus: AGP Slot: SLOT-1 VRAM (Total): 128 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x4150 Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-A58504-113 Displays: DELL 2005FPW: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Display: Status: No display connected