Tips for Living the Multi-Display Life

Admittedly, if you’re reading this, you’re probably already the type of user who’s rocking more than one display with your desktop or laptop at home or the office, or possibly both in both locations. I know I am – and I’d never go back. I have a pair of 24″ displays on my desktop PC at home, I have a spare 19″ display that I like to connect my MacBook Pro to when I’m sitting at my workbench, and at the office I have a Dell laptop and a 24″ display that I pair it with when I’m at my desk.

Now that I can count Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s Guide as among some of the sites I do some freelance writing for, I’ve managed to pen a couple of really great stories for them, and this one is no exception.

At the discretion of my editor, I put together a pretty substantial piece for Tom’s Guide chock full of tips and tricks for living the multi-display life, and not just apps and tools that you can use to make the best of your multi-monitor setup, but also some things to keep in mind if you’re going from a single display to a multi-monitor workspace, or if you’re thinking about buying new displays at all and considering an external for your netbook or a matching monitor for the one you already have.

It’s important to do more than just pull the trigger at the first deal you find – you should think about the workspace you’ll have your shiny new gear set up in, and you might want to Maglia Roma think about what kind of user you are – whether you’re a gamer or a graphic designer; you may have different needs, and look for different features in a new display.

If you’re a geek like me, you’ve likely already embraced the mutli-monitor lifestyle, but how many of you are using an app that lets you add different images as wallpapers on both displays? Or how many of you are using an app to extend the taskbar across both displays in Windows? How many of you have actually shopped around for matching displays, or thought about how well your displays match up with your workspace?

Yup, I thought so. Some of you, but not Malia Juventus everyone. Head on over and check the article out. Let me know what you think, here or there. Besides, you get to see lots of photos, not just of various monitors, but of my workspace setup both at home and at the office, and I know the voyeur in you wants to see those!

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