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That's the reason for children, they make good remotes.
There are so many ways I disagree with you I find my fingers "tongue-tied."
I recall a 3 year old discovering the window buttons. When I hit the "parent lock" on the window, I discovered the 3 year old's maximum decibel level. Perhaps you were talking about older children? But then you invariably have to listen to their music, which defies all recognition of anything musical in the content. Not to mention the inane amount of channel surfing.
The upshot is, the buttons are on the steering wheel for a reason!
I've used a Dension[^] for my car and it worked great while it worked. Bluetooth streaming and in-car call handling was OK (though sound quality not great on Bluetooth) but it did allow me to plug my iPhone in and stream / charge which was great.
It lasted about 9 months and then the bluetooth module gave up the ghost, but it still works when the phone's physically plugged into it.
Another indication that Toyotas are better than Mercedes.
My 2013 Corolla has that standard, linked my Droid with hardly any effort (the sales guy did it). But I usually listen to music off a USB flash drive rather than the phone. If (and only if) I have the system set to play music from the phone, then navigation instructions are played through the car as well. The biggest issue is that the Toyota system is crap at randomizing tracks.
That's the setup I had, until I moved my primary workstation to a Surface Pro...I have it hooked up to an external USB3 dock (Plugable UD-3000), and it's now running those 3 monitors. With the tablet itself, that's 4 display devices, and frankly, I hardly ever use the 4th one.
That's not to say I hadn't tried it until then--but I had come to the same conclusion; I don't use the 4th one.
All three monitors are 24" 1920x1200; two in portrait mode, the third in landscape. Works well enough for VS and tons of floating windows.
All that being said, I'm intrigued by LG's 34" 21:9 4K monitor. I've been tempted more than once to replace my entire setup with a single 4K display (ok, I'll probably leave at least one of the 24-inchers hooked up)...
I know what you mean, but...it's so handy to be able to maximise and fill a just one screen, or WinKey+Left to fill half of it - you reduce the "ease of manipulation" with a single screen. How often do you want an application that fills your entire vision? Even with graphics work, I have the detailed zoom on one whole screen, and a zoomed out overview and the toolboxes on the other.
You looking for sympathy? You'll find it in the dictionary, between sympathomimetic and sympatric (Page 1788, if it helps)
I am. I actually have a true programming reason for doing so. We have an application that runs with up to 24 external 1920x1080 TVs. Since 4 is the most I can reasonably have, that is what I have got. Mine are arranged in a 4x4 square, and programming is excellent on it.
I currently have 3, though occasionally I'll set up the laptop on the desk as well and use Synergy for seamless mouse/keyboard control. At one point I had something like 7: two laptops, desktop with 3 monitors and another desktop with 2. It had its uses at the time, but as others have said, I find 3 to be the most efficient.
I'm finding I prefer one really big screen than 2 separate screens.
In the Mac world that makes a lot of sense. Everything is document centric anyway and there's less neck strain. I still have two at work on a Windows box, and wouldn't want anymore because I like having my neck not messed up.
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