[vcf-midatlantic] OT: One modern PC, two screens

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Thu May 19 10:06:05 EDT 2016

Thanks for the info. Right now I use a 22" screen in portrait mode 
(because the main things I do are email, writing, and browsing) 
connected to the mobo's on-board VGA. Very low-frills. Looking to add a 
second screen of similar size. Never had more than one screen.

The thought of a second screen came to me yesterday. I started working 
on a portable computing "bushy tree" which some prominent people have 
asked me to do for many years now. I made a spreadsheet to organize it. 
The spreadsheet is wide :) and it's hard to see the whole thing even 
when I put my screen into landscape mode. Had to zoom out to 70% at 
which point it's hard to read.

My concern about two screens is the distraction factor. I already find 
it difficult to concentrate on stuff. If there were twice the info in 
front of me, then it probably wouldn't help!

Ian, where are these nearly free monitors? :)  Cheapest I'm seeing on NJ 
Craiglist are $50-$100.

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