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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2020, 10:36:03 AM »
Just learned about the corner part today.  Might have to use that in the future.

I really meant 4 vertical panes.  Most of the time I want the height but not the width.

Where I use it a lot is when I have something on the main monitor and want references on the second monitor.  Like, during our D&D games I want Roll20 open full on the main monitor, discord on half of the side monitor, and the browser on the other half of the side monitor.  With multiple monitors it is easy as you can just drag to the edge of the screen (or use the keyboard shortcut as you mentioned).

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 10:41:03 AM »
Yeah, I get that.  And to me, the 4 portions really only work on a much bigger monitor.  I would never do that for 95% of the stuff I normally do.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 12:08:41 PM »
So stupid update on this: I was supposed to get the monitor last Friday and then it updated to THIS Friday.  So I went to track it on Wednesday and saw that the same monitor is now almost $100 cheaper.  I couldn't cancel the one in transit so I contacted Amazon and I got the run around that 'they can't give the difference because prices change all the time and sellers change and blah blah'.  They literally agreed with me that returning it and buying it again was the way to go.  So that's what I did.  Now the one I bought on Wednesday is out for deliver right now and the one I bought the previous week is now currently saying it might be late.  So I was going to get both on the same day although the second was ordered a week later.  Now I might get the one I ordered 2 days ago before the one I ordered over a week ago.  And it's $100 cheaper and now I have the hassle of returning the first one.  What a nightmare.  Surely it's going to cost them more to deal with the return than it would have been to just give me the difference?!  Makes no sense to me.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2020, 12:34:29 AM »
Amazon is really weird with their logic sometimes.

I have two ultra wide monitors. It does take a little while to get used to. It's just so much real estate to go across. But I don't think I would want three regular 16:9 monitors instead of these two.
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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2020, 08:53:37 AM »
Amazon is really weird with their logic sometimes.

I have two ultra wide monitors. It does take a little while to get used to. It's just so much real estate to go across. But I don't think I would want three regular 16:9 monitors instead of these two.

Nice audio!  I have a set of Edifiers also.  Is that a M Audio DAC amp?

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2020, 12:21:35 PM »
Nice audio!  I have a set of Edifiers also.  Is that a M Audio DAC amp?

the M-Audio is their 192|6 interface, not specifically their DAC. I like this one. I can control the audio out to my speakers separately from the audio out to my headphones while also controlling the mix of USB vs direct in.
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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »
Interesting set up... but do you end up sitting on an angle to look at the "primary" monitor, or do you sit straight and turn your head?

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2020, 09:05:07 AM »
Interesting set up... but do you end up sitting on an angle to look at the "primary" monitor, or do you sit straight and turn your head?
I just turn my head or chair. I have my monitors angled at work too (corner desk setup) so I guess I'm used to it.
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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2020, 06:09:43 AM »
I sit at a 45 degree angle to my desks.  Usually legs on the left of the desk at home and keyboard in my lap.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2020, 10:28:23 AM »
So, Ben, how do you like the new screen?
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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 11:14:43 AM »
I dig it.  It's weird that it is technically a 27" screen like my previous one but a bit bigger.  If I had known it was going to be this big I would have went for 2k.  But for how I use it, it works nicely.