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Who Here Uses Dual (Or More) Monitors?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Checkmate, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    What software do you prefer to manage dual monitors? such as DisplayFusion etc.

    I'm using Actual Multiple Monitors which is free and gets the job done, but I'm looking for something more advanced.
     
  2. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    Do you need software? - I just plugged them into my video card and they worked. the only setup I needed to do was identify which was number 1 and which was number 2, because the default was backwards.
     
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    Just plug and play. If you want to get fancy you could also use freeware for virtual desktop screens.
     
  4. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    Well, I like my taskbar on both monitors. Can't be done otherwise.
     
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I mainly use my 2nd monitor for my VPS, so I have that anyway. Left monitor is VPS - right monitor is my local machine
     
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    4 monitors with two GTX 580s - Very easy to manage thru NVIDIA's control panel.
     
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    I use 3, my main is in front, my media monitor is a 32 inch and sits to my right and above my main, and the on the left behind the main is my utility screen where I watch my progress and results as I work.

    The one on the left is hooked up to a KVM switch with 4 ports, so when I am working on someone else's machines, I can switch back and forth between them, and my file server is on the KVM too.
     
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    I Just use default Windows feature. No extra physical of cpu usage of application :D
     
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    I use 2 monitors currently. Used to use 3. My brother uses 6.

    We both use Ultramon. It allows for highly flexible layouts and scripting. For example, I can have it mirror monitors, extend taskbar, display independent taskbar etc... I also use ATIs control panel to handle monitor location.
     
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    Im running windows 8 on 1 monitor, and Mountain lion on another, got my bases covered:cool:
     
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    it's all in the video card buddy.. find a video card that allows "dual view"
     
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    I run a 4 monitor setup and display fusion is nice to make a large image spread across all 4.
     
  13. Winston_Smith

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    I don't use dual monitors right now, but I hope to find a good deal on a pair before the holidays are over. Right now I just use my netbook and 22" monitor to get things done. Better than nothing, but I'd like an upgrade sometime soon.
     
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    I've been using dual monitors for a while now. It is so helpful I can't imagine not using them. But yeah I don't use any software to manage them.
     
  15. Checkmate

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    I can't really see myself going over 2 monitors. What's the reason for your brother using 6?
     
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    I think his brother is a trader...
     
  17. Chris22

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    Got myself three 24" monitors, never looked back
     
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    i need some advice ---

    i got 2 pcs. 1 is hdmi my games pc
    1 is vga my bhw pc .
    monitor is a vga / hmdi socket ...

    how can i run both desktop pcs
    through the 1 monitor - tired of
    changing cables
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Multi-...=1354000218&sr=1-1&keywords=HDMI+VGA+switcher


    You'll need an active switcher. Passive switchers may (and probably do) exist. The difference would be active is powered and passives are not. No power/less power degrades quality or possible throughput.