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Old 09-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #230
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Interesting... *she looks at her desk, considering the possibilities* I don't know if I have room for a second screen, but my tv can be used as a second display. All I'd need is a cable. Maybe I can work something out over there.

Something similar I have done is working on my laptop with the project open in Scrivener and researching on the Dell Duo in tablet mode right next to me. I find it helpful to keep the project in front of me - I'm less likely to go off on a tangent. Something else I like to do with the Duo is collect photos that inspire me or bring to mind scenes for the story, and when I feel bogged down I can reach over and swipe the screen to flip through them.
In my work office I put the desktop sideways on the rear or the desk, one screen on top of it, one in front of it, and one to one side of it. In my home office I have a similar setup but I also use one of those old CRT monitor supports with a 17" notebook on it so that I can swing it in front of me when I need it and slide it away when I don't.

If you want to drive three monitors without a suitable video card, you can buy a USB2 video driver that will support the third monitor. It is a monitor cable that will plug into a USB port. In the days of CRT's set-ups like this would take up a huge desktop footprint, but with thin and light LCD monitors it is quite easy. I can see the day coming when one wall in an office is a bank of monitors.
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