Dual Monitors and IxD for software (was RE: Menu bar onMacintoshes.)
1 Jul 2004 - 5:14pm
10 years ago
It doesn't greatly impact whether I maximize or not. But it's
definitely nice to have the separate space...dragging and dropping, for
one example, is so much nicer when you don't have to hunt for the target
window and position it appropriately (or sweep down to the taskbar and
Also worth considering is that this extra space is something that you
lose by trading the dual monitor setup for a single wide-screen display.
I think maybe windows should still be able to maximize vertically but
not perhaps not simply take up the entire monitor. Oh, it's probably a
complicated subject, and I don't have time to ponder it right
now...interesting to see what others think though.
Does the dual monitor experience (long time on Mac, recent for Windows)
change any of this discussion? If so how?
I know that I use my computer very differently at work than I do at home
when I'm using my work laptop) b/c one has dual and one doesn't.
My "multimedia" softare: Visio, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash ... I
in dual monitor, but not in single unless I know I'm completely focused.
mean that is something to consider ... Is work mode. The reason I can
maximize on the dual is that I have this whole other canvas available.
first time I saw dual monitor I loved it ... I loved the idea of having
work area separate from my canvas.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw another angle into all this.