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Well, now I'm working with three monitors using W10, laptop (1920x1080) and two 24" displays (1920x1200).
The taskbar appears in all of them, the only pita is that when you press the windows key the menu always gets opened in the main display and not in the one you have the mouse cursor or in the one you are working in.
I hope to replace those two old 24" monitors with a good brand new pair of monitors. So, no real change of view... it'll be only a healthy improvement for me.
For many years I've been using 3 monitors. These are 20" Viewsonic VP2030b at 1200 X 1600 resolution. These all failed after about 4 years - I had a shop replace all the capacitors on the Main boards and they all work great again - hopefully forever?
Contrast = 60 and brightness = 40. Recently dropped brightness - big help!
In Windows 10 try CALIBRATE DISPLAY COLOR which is hard to find. Select settings and then type in 'Calibrate Display Color'. Set Gamma (makes a difference), test for correct brightness and contrast, and go through the Clear Text setting last. I now have all the monitors set correctly and set the same. Now I can last for 10 - 12 hours.
Ouch. My pair of NEC 2090's have been going strong for over 9 years now, and an HP I've got as a spare/KVM monitor's done maybe 7 without problem. All bought as refurbs.
I really wish someone'd launch a new entrant in this space. They're the perfect size to flank my 2560x1600, and will be only a half inch taller than the 32" 4k I'm currently lusting after. 16:9/10 are IMO too narrow for portrait use at any reasonable height. And while my current displays are still in working order, in addition to be rather old at this point; they're power pigs compared to new LED backlit models. At this point I'd settle for even just a new 1600x1200 panel; but would gladly trade up for 3200x2400 or other premium additions.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
It turned out that during the timeframe that these were being made, all capacitors in all electronics were unreliable. So it's not ViewSonic's fault.
To get two of these you can go to ebay. Then take them straight to a shop and have them look at the boards to replace any capacitor that might not be working. You should get many years out of them after that.
Unfortunately these monitors are 3 X 4 size ratio and I haven't been able to find any new ones. I still use these old ones because three of them make a nice semi-circle.
Unless you are planning to do FPS gaming where refresh rate is essential, I consider strongly using a 4K tv. Mine is 55" 4K. I also have a 32" 144hz monitor for FPS gaming. 21" or even 23" are just too small these days.
Honestly, for programming, two monitors is too few.
For me: One monitor right, code
One monitor left, google, code project, et al...
One monitor middle, program run
I feel I need one more monitor, maybe two..
You mean that you're married to a spendthrift with room-temperature (in degrees Centigrade) IQ, have a daughter who couldn't keep her legs closed even if you nailed them together, and have a son named after a beer?!
You have my sincere and heartfelt condolences.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
That doesn't mean that he is younger, only that he got married later
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I know someone on here will be celebrating twenty-six years tomorrow.
And my wife and I will be celebrating twenty-five years on Tuesday.
Who is that? I'm 26 years on Thursday. Congrats on 25 years for you.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
My grandparents are celebrating 60(!) years of marriage next week.
No one knows how they did it, but we think it's because grandpa is never at home (he's always out working, fishing or collecting scrap metal)
You've beaten me. It will my 54th at the end of the month.
The easiest way is to keep out of sight. I use a bedroom upstairs as my "office" which she keeps out of; she can't stand the mess. Every Monday she throws a duster through the door for me to "make it look clean and tidy". I suspect she secretly cleans it when I go to play bowls. It hasn't been tidied up, but you can see things have been moved and the furniture does seem to have a little more shine.
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it. A few hundred years later another traveler despairing as myself, may mourn the disappearance of what I may have seen, but failed to see.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)</
Apologies for hijacking the post but I was just panning round the map when I was attracted to the area of the US from west of Washington DC in a south westerly direction down to Birmingham, Alabama. That area can only have been created by water erosion, but can you imagine the amount of water that would have been required. They were very turbulent times at the end of the last Ice Age.
Just opened a console window for the first time after Creators update and the consolas font just doesn't look right to me.
Looks like this => console font[^]
It looks like it's in the wrong aspect ratio or something. And a bit blurry.
I heard someone else mention this at work but didn't think much of it until now.
Anyone else experiencing this? I checked my display settings and don't believe they've changed.
Well, I tried Courier New and it looked worse.
Then I changed it to Consolas 14 and it looks much better.
I do believe that the Creators update changed that back to 12 though so that's why I was confused.
No, there is definitely something screwy here.
I noticed that the font size (14) really didn't look different from my original image (in size, though it was clearer) so I opened up another console and set it to Consolas 12 and the font became very small (in comparison) -- smaller than the original.
Here's the comparison image. The bottom console shows it at 12 and top at 14. Console Font comparison[^]
This is just those odd things software devs do to users and then say, "we didn't change anything"
I know this is way too much info on this thing, but I was curious what font it was originally set to, even though I originally clicked the properties and it said it was Consolas 12.
I have set it to every font available in the Properties dialog of the console window and cannot achieve that original blurriness.
Well, then, problem solved. Thanks, Microsoft!!
Microsoft is quite amazing at messing up anything.
An aside: Today I was watching an old (2010) Ted talk where this guy was introducing all this stuff that Maps were going to link in and everything was going crazy about the functionality. Blaise Agüera y Arcas: Augmented-reality maps | TED Talk[^]
Only 3 minutes long or so.
Then I noticed, this was a Microsoft guy.
Then I thought, wait, why haven't we heard of this fantastic tech that was going to push Microsoft maps to the top?
Everyone I know uses Google Maps (and some of course use apple maps).
So, why don't we know about this stuff that caused the crowd that day to give a standing Ovation?
Answer (you probably guessed it too)
All because Microsoft didn't have a hardware platform (phone) that would make the stuff ubiquitous as Google and Apple have.
As soon as I read that title, I knew what it meant.
I'm guessing this is tech people pushing ideas that are supposedly cutting edge but are actually just stupid functionality that real users don't want anyways.
I will read those articles because I feel like that all the time.
I recently talked asked coworkers, "Why wasn't Windows 7 just good enough? It did everything I needed and worked with hardware and everything was great? Why learn 8 and especially 10? "
The answer, we all know, is that it was good enough.
However, product companies cannot say that and have to keep causing people to upgrade.
Just like styles.
Oak cabinets were great in the 80s and white cabinets were out (here in US).
Now it's the opposite? Why? Because cabinetmakers need to sell more cabinets and replace perfectly functioning cabinets.