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Author Topic: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?  (Read 8395 times)

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Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« on: April 19, 2008, 05:05:44 PM »
Just got a 2nd screen!
what freeware should i be getting for it?
i have no idea, plus im rather tired atm and cant think.
will check back here 2moz

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 10:13:14 PM »
Synergy or Input Director.

I believe you've got it wrong sri. Both Synergy and Input Director are for control multiple systems with a single keyboard and mouse.

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Search the forum for ahk scripts + multi-monitor. You should find MonitorDimmer and MovetoMon.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2008, 10:15:53 PM by PhilB66 »

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 12:09:51 AM »
jgpaiva has made this specifically for this pupose: GridMove! :) plus Nod5's tv_out and ExtDesk.

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 03:25:59 PM »
"Customize Your Dual Monitor Wallpaper with DisplayFusion"
http://lifehacker.co...layfusion-298111.php

Wallpapers that work well with DisplayFusion: http://www.mandolux.com/ (click archive)

"Make the Most of Your Dual Monitors"
http://lifehacker.co...-monitors-317479.php

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 08:56:45 PM »
Nod5's post give me an idea. here are all articles from lifehacker that has a "dial-monitor" tag.

http://lifehacker.co...l-monitor/?view=full

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen...How do you use them?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 10:08:55 PM »
I've got two laptop computers with dual monitor's set up, but disabled.  One has a cable to my TV, if I ever entertain or something.  I used to use it a lot more when the TV was my only monitor.

The other set up is for catching media player TV all day long, by which I study Hebrew.  I also disabled the dual monitor properties, so  both screens show the one desktop area.   My puny computers can't handle my daily work and Media Player at the same time.  Ok...here's a biggie, I found a Sony 18" flat screen marked 'Broken' on the side of the road one day.  The only problem was a very slight buzz, that was inaudible from a few feet away.  So the poor boy has a mounted LCD on his wall!

Sorry I'm talking in circles.  The point is I used them for awhile, and the one tool I found indispensible was Skrommel's <a href="http://www.donationc...ouse>ConfineMouse </a>.

It's the toaster to bread.  If you just really use one of your monitors to display, make sure you have that program.

At one point when I had the used the first set-up, I had a sliding Rainlender ToDo list on the right side of my primary.  Without ConfineMouse, I couldn't have scrolled down my list.  Every time you go to close a window, the mouse gets lost on the second monitor, which is a big pain if they're not side-by-side.  I would have had to ditch my beloved desktop setup, of Rainlender there.   I can't heap enough praises.

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 03:54:01 AM »
thanks everyone. found exactly what i was looking for  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 07:05:23 AM »
thanks everyone. found exactly what i was looking for

which is? ;)

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 03:15:04 PM »
I like using tweakUI "focus follows mouse" with any settings, but it's even better for dual monitors...

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Re: Just got a 2nd screen. Recomended software for dual screens?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 03:46:14 PM »
"Make the Most of Your Dual Monitors"
http://lifehacker.co...-monitors-317479.php
Interesting read, thanks!

Note to self: read lifehacker more often again. 8)