I have a laptop and work in a space at home that is shared with my wife (occasionally) so we have a PC with a 20" screen that was going to "waste". So I came across an application called Maxivista that allows up to three PC's to be used to extend the desktop. Works like a charm.

Pete

David Wright wrote:
I agree with Bryce.

Luckily I am the decision-maker here with regards to dual monitors, so
most of my people either have dual monitors or a 24" (or larger)
monitor. Screen real estate is critical to productivity. Minimizing
one app to look at another causes a loss of focus, and developers can
not afford to lose focus. For those using large monitors, most of us
also use a laptop as a secondary screen. Two large monitors does not
work on every desk, but if your secondary is a laptop you can always
close/move it to regain space on your physical desk as needed.

And if you choose to go the laptop route, check out a program called
Multiplicity from Stardock. Simplifies dual use by letting you fluidly
move your mouse and keyboard control back and forth between the
desktops. Very sweet.

Rdi/WDSC are screen hogs, so you have to give them all you can to stay
productive.


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From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Bryce Martin
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:29 AM
To: Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Productivity Gains with second Monitor WAS: series i
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John,
I would strongly urge you to do some googling on the subject of multiple

monitors and productivity gains. It has been found that just having a second monitor can increase productivity over %20 and more depending on the sizes of the monitors and the tasks being performed.
Try this link for one of the studies http://www.necdisplay.com/gowide/NEC_Productivity_Study_0208.pdf

There is a lot more out there on the subject. I have dual monitors and wouldn't ever go back to one. I'd like to try out 3 sometime and see
how I like that.


Thanks
Bryce Martin
Programmer/Analyst I
570-546-4777


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