It’s hardly a secret everyday business can be hectic. Numerous tasks and an overabundance of applications and documents can make life difficult even for the most organised of workers. Still, as it turns out, there is a simple solution for all these problems – working with two (or more monitors).
While this idea is nothing new for designers and web developers, “ordinary” business people might seem reluctant to accept the fact that not one, but multiple monitors will be occupying their desk space and “get in their way” with massive wallpapers and a number of new windows, etc. This was the case in our company as well. Many team members initially believed the idea of installing two monitors was ridiculous, but it only took them days to get used to the new concept and notice the increase in productivity. Now everyone wonders how they did without them in the first place.
But before we proceed with an outline of the numerous advantages of using dual monitors, let’s briefly focus on the few potential disadvantages that concern people. The two main concerns with regard to usign multiple monitors are space and cost. With the declining price of flat-screen monitors in the past years, the costs are becoming negligible, particularly since it’s a relatively long-term investment. As for the space, most desks are capable of enduring two monitors; even for those whose space is not abundant, there are smaller monitors that can easily fit even on the smallest of desks.
On the other hand, the benefits are numerous:
Simply put having two screens is just more fun and you are able to have two of everything: wallpapers, screensavers, you name it. If you dig a bit online, you’ll find an abundance of applications that make the customisation of your two screens that much more fun. A good one is Display Fusion, which offers features like multi-monitor taskbars, titlebar buttons, fully customisable hotkeys, window management and many more features to make your work experience with dual screens more enjoyable.♦ End