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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah. It came earlier with Fedex.
     
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  2. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    34inch is such a game changer in terms of productivity, I was a bit worried it might have been a bit faddy but I’m loving it so far.

    problem is I have this real niggling feeling in the back of my head as soon as I can justify the cost this will be flogged and replaced by a 49” - 5120x1440 display... True be told I’d do it now if I could!
     
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  3. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I've got a 49" monitor at work and it's a real interesting experience.
     
  4. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Interesting as in good... or.....
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Looks like a much better solution than 2 x 27" monitors, side by side.
     
  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Less flexible though, difficult to re-purpose half a monitor :D
     
  7. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    I'll just drag this over to here...

    ...

    ...

    There we go. This is really helping my work productivity.
     
  8. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Takes a while to get used to. Feels bigger than 2 x 24"

    It has pros and cons

    This being the biggest con. Ideally i would be able to have 3 snap points (left, middle and right) but I can't work out how to do it.

    :grin: It can get like that at times. "what's that over ther... *oww my neck"
     
  9. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I was meaning more physically, if you wanted to move half the monitor to a different pc for something etc haha.
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Chainsaw to the rescue!
     
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  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Tends to not be a problem in this office. Especially with me being the only on in atm
     
  12. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong, but I think you can do this sort of thing with FancyZones, which is part of MS's PowerToys (current version is v0.18 iirc).
     
  13. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I use Ubuntu at work as I do dev work (Or so my job description technically says). I've found a solution with keyboard shortcuts but nothing that lets me just drag windows.
     
  14. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I don't think you will as I believe MS has window snapping patented...
     
  15. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Looked into alternative windows managers? I'm sure a tiling manager could setup so you had 6 (3x2) tiles for example.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Assuming you're using a GNOME Shell-based Ubuntu, gTile should do what you're after unless I'm misremembering - I used it for a while, but can't remember why I disabled it...
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Didn't go out today.

    Going home tomorrow. Absolutely crapping my pants. Excited, though. Can't wait to smell the baked seaweed in the evenings :)
     
  18. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    pleasant breeze blowing in, some cold pepsi and a belly full of tasty nom.

    could only be better if it was friday.
     
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  19. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Hotdogs and beers, for the first time in years.

    Heh, I'm a poet and don't know it.. and a prat, I know that.
     
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  20. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Ahhh fair play, what monitor are you using?

    I've been looking at them all afternoon, the price makes my eyes water but I had my trusty old 27 inch 1920x1080 Samsung for approximately 7 years so putting that into perspective the cost over time isn't that much if you think about it.

    I like the 34" and I'll certainly be using it until the end of the year but I can't help but envision something just bigger.

    Problem being I could easily go and get a 22-24" monitor to sit alongside for £120-£150 so its hard to see the benefits
     

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