Do any one you have multiple screens at home?

Just outta interest. Many workplaces have them but do you guys have this setup at home?

geek_rayonline_tm, Feb 14, 8:18 pm

Yep, I have a 30" and a 19". Very handy

geek_kew, Feb 14, 8:19 pm

Yep. 27" and a 24"

geek_suicidemonkey, Feb 14, 9:18 pm

2x 22" 16:9 & 16:10.
I've modified the 16:10 monitors bracket so that it can be flipped into a portrait orientation which is great for writing or reading documents. So handy. Had dual monitors for about 6 years. I could never go back to a single monitor desktop.

geek_oclaf, Feb 15, 1:47 am

Yep 2 x 27" and 50" TV.
I only wish my work would give us dual monitors :(

geek_soodanim, Feb 15, 2:22 am

YEs at work - however they only used Windows. At home Ive used Linux for 12years+ and no need as it has multiple Desktop options. One click and you see the other screen. Space saving! :)

geek_debtfree, Feb 15, 11:15 am

Multiple desktops are not a replacement for multiple monitors at all

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 15, 11:31 am

Just add one yourself. You can pick up a 17" for $15 sometimes.

geek_r.g.nixon, Feb 15, 12:30 pm

I use Linux mint with 2 x 24 screens, don't really like the workspace switching as I find it faster with the browser open on one screen and sublime etc on the other. Got a headache with 2 x 27, find the 24's much better.

geek_cessna3, Feb 15, 4:25 pm

You can run up to 7 screens on Windows. Beyond two screens the best solution is to use display link drivers and run ip -VGA adapters using USB drivers. Sourcing the IP - VGA adapters is the hard part. I got them in from the states at $170ea. I have 7 screens running off one PC and works very well.

geek_byinstuff, Feb 16, 12:29 am

Not allowed to clutter the workstation.

geek_soodanim, Feb 17, 6:56 am

husband and I have 24" AND A 22" monitor each kids only have a 19"

geek_cathi, Feb 17, 1:33 pm

27" and 19" - Can't function without two monitors (not counting the Ipad on a stand next to the two monitors!)

geek_cafc2012, Feb 17, 3:29 pm

24'' (DVI) and 55" LED TV (HDMI)
It's nice to have the option of gaming on the lounge TV console style with a controller, game graphics look pretty awesome on the big TV and the response time is surprisingly good.

geek_honeysacat, Feb 17, 9:33 pm

Used to have a pair of 24" was excellent, got a fancy hi res 29" to replace them. I sometimes miss my dual screens, not when I'm watching movies though.

geek_black-heart, Feb 17, 10:13 pm

2x 55", 32" and a 24"

Hubby's tv's are to the left of mine :P

geek_slowenemy, Feb 18, 11:01 am

30" Dell monitor for me and a 42" Panasonic Plasma for the boy to watch youtube on. Otherwise I wouldn't bother at home as I don't do anything that requires more than one screen at a time.

At work I have 3 monitors - 22" 16:9 in the middle with a 19" 4:3 either side. Tried a 4th for a while but didn't find it useful.

geek_stevexc, Feb 18, 11:07 am

Yep. 2 x 23''. Watch a movie on one and browse on the other, I mean e-mail on one and Word document on other. My single 17'' at work kills me with its inefficiency.

I also agree with the person who mentioned using one monitor portrait orientation for documents - once you've tried it you'll never go back. Work computer again fails - grinds slowly to a halt then starts to reboot randomly whenever I try it.

geek_emmerson1, Feb 18, 9:59 pm

22" is typically 16:10 (1680x1050), 19" would be 5:4 (1280x1024).

geek_spyware, Feb 18, 10:07 pm

Portrait mode is problematic because your typical cheap TN panel looks awful in portrait mode

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 18, 10:10 pm

I just replaced my dual monitor set-up at home with a single ultra-wide monitor (21:9 ratio). I still get the benefit of two screens with much less desk clutter.

geek_utwo, Jul 30, 5:08 pm

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