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Full Screen Apps? Answered

I set up an extra monitor on a shelf so that I can watch video from bed. Now i'm looking for some full screen applications i can keep it busy with, and was hoping some of you have ideas? Think along the lines of clocks (but not a clock, or digital picture frame). Volume bars that work via the computers mic or a flash RSS reader would be cool. Thanks!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

Here is what my screens get used for often.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

My main advice is to get the screens as close as possible. I have had them far apart before. Its much less efficient.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Since I use the laptop in a conventional manner even more than I have it here, I keep my cords zip tied and arranged in a way that let's me easily connect and disconnect it. Pushing them together would push other stuff off. Thanks for the suggestion though. I had them closer and level on the desktop.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

You've got an extra monitor but you don't know what to do with it? Turn it off is an immediate idea. Otherwise spread your desktop across both, I think Mr Howe has a 2 monitor set-up, I think I remember seeing that this year. L

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

It's an extra extra monitor. I used to have dual monitors on my desktop, but don't use it anymore. Since then, i've had one of them hooked up to my laptop as an extended desktop, and I just set up the other one to alternate between. I just thought there might be a cool use for it when I have company, etc. Don't worry, though. All my peripherals are connected to a power strip that gets turned off while not in use.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Web-cam it? L

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

The ergonomics of your set up make me ache just looking at it..

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Only one of the other monitors get used at a time. The upper one I set up for watching from bed.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

You did mean for me to take a picture, right? Or was that a suggestion?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

I meant have it hooked-up to a web-cam, so it shows something realtime (you / your neighbors, that sort of thing) Thanks for the pic anyway, it adds something to the topic. L

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

That's not a bad idea. I'm just not sure what I would show...I don't have any excessively long USB cables (or a USB Ethernet converter).

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

I'm looking for something to put on when I'm not actively using it.