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Konrad, I find that the main advantage of two monitors for PS work is that I can spread out all the palettes that I use (history, channels, layers, info, tools, & color) over the entire area of the second monitor and be able to switch from one history state to another, or one layer or channel to another, and instantly see the effect on the other monitor. I don't think this is practical on a single monitor where people usually dock their palettes at the sides and stack them, so that only a few history states, for example, are visible at a time without scrolling the palette. On a second monitor you can put each one side by side and stretch them from top to bottom of the screen. After a while you don't have to move your head at all; just swivel your eyes! On the other hand, moving your neck and head frequently is good from an health viewpoint. You don't need a profile for the palette monitor because you are not viewing the image on it, so it doesn't matter if Windows can only handle one monitor profile, and you can set it up to match roughly with its on-screen controls. Once you have experienced a dual monitor setup, I don't think you would ever want to go back. And it needn't cost much money; most people surely have got an old monitor that is usable for this purpose, and a dual graphics card such as the Matrox 450/550 costs less than most of the whizbang games cards that people seem to end up with, and has better 2D performance which is what you want for PS work. Or again many people have upgraded their graphics cards and have the old one which they could use with their old monitor! Bob Frost. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Konrad Poth" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 3:15 PM Subject: Re: Two-Monitor advantage? (was LCD Monitors) > OK, Folks: > > The upshot of the dual monitor question seems to be: > > 1. The ambidextrous can save money with only one monitor and use one hand > on the mouse and the other on the keyboard for shift-tab. > > 2. The dominant-hand disadvantaged with the deeper pockets will opt for the > dual (or more) monitor setup. > > Thank you all for your help in clarifying the issues. > > Konrad Poth > ********************************** > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.