Working with multiple Screens

Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:42

Seeing double or Improve your staff productivity without breaking the bank.

A number of clients have used multiple screens connected to their pcs over the years and with the cost of large 20in plus monitors falling to under £100 each is it still worth running multiple monitors?

 

The basic principle of running a single screen on a desktop allows you to see one application at any one time, the latest versions of windows allow you to split your screen easily having several applications visable at the same time. In principal this should provide the same results as having two or more screens.

Running multiple screens allows the pc to also improve performance, when your switching between applications on a single monitor, Windows will minimise or overlay the screens on each other. This can slow down your work, in some cases each switch between applications can take anything from a second to a full minute (or more) if you have some resource hungry spreadsheet open.

 

Main advantages

 

Disadvantages of mulltiple screens

 

How to add an additional monitor

You will need the following:

 

 

Setting up

once the phsyical kit is connected and you have installed the drivers for the USB adaptor, the screen will generally detect itself and you can extend the desktop via the Display Settings screen, this can be found in the control panel or by right clicking the desktop and choosing screen resolution or personalisation

Hightlight the second screen and ensure the "Extend the desktop onto this monitor is selected"

 

Should you wish to purchase an adaptor and screen please contact us and we can provide a quote to match your requirements.