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Originally Posted by weezymagic View Post
how do you move from one to the other as in...
gaming on one and chatting on the other. how do you switch controls between the two?



how do you display readouts on the screen that the readouts aren't coming from?
They're both hooked up to the same computer.
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Just move the mouse from one screen to another, lol, at least thats what I just did when I had duals going.
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how much multi tasking can you do tho?
i can see the occasional chat while you game or hw and game.
but unless you have to multi task for work, how much of the multitasking is needed?

not saying i dont love overkill and do it frequently.
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post #14 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by weezymagic View Post
how much multi tasking can you do tho?
i can see the occasional chat while you game or hw and game.
but unless you have to multi task for work, how much of the multitasking is needed?

not saying i dont love overkill and do it frequently.
It's worth it when you get it. It's simply having more desktop space, so you can be doing multiple things without switching between windows (a REALLY nice thing).

Plus dual monitors look bad-ass.
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interesting.
now, i currently have a dell 22 inch widescreen.
if i want to add a second monitor to expand my desktop and watch tv. could i do that?
im kinda new to in depth pc use so go easy on me.

can i just get a tv tuner card and a second monitor. hook the monitor up. run dualies. watch tv and move it to the second monitor?
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post #16 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by weezymagic View Post
how much multi tasking can you do tho?
i can see the occasional chat while you game or hw and game.
but unless you have to multi task for work, how much of the multitasking is needed?

not saying i dont love overkill and do it frequently.
I have a bunch of sidebar gadgets that are on my second screen so I can see just about everything about my computer whenever I want.

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post #17 of 56
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is pr sc the same? it just joins the two screens. (sorry for ot question)
wat would be some good things to monitor?
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post #18 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by weezymagic View Post
is pr sc the same? it just joins the two screens. (sorry for ot question)
wat would be some good things to monitor?
English please.

You should just monitor anything you want.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/9/08 at 1:25am
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As a programmer, it's insanely useful to me. I have two 24"ers, and often have the code and a debugger open at the same time, being able to see them both is epic win. Or the GIMP and gEdit and Firefox when developing a website. I'd have triple if I had the money.

When you are gaming, you only ever really use one, as you can't really stop the game to do something else, and if you use duals with it across both, then the aiming reticule ends up in the middle of the screen - so duals are not usable with FPSes.

When doing everything else, duals are incredibly useful, two full screened apps is just great. Right now I have this firefox window open, and an xChat and pidgin open on my other monitor.
Edited by lattyware - 6/9/08 at 1:27am
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post #20 of 56
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English please.

You should just monitor anything you want.
print screen button.

@lattyware
-gotcha. i got confused. thank you.
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