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Poll: How many monitors do you use in your work?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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One Aug 19, 2015

Most of the time, one monitor is enough for my purposes. If I ever need more than one, I can use one of my laptops.

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Teresa Borges
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One Aug 19, 2015

On rare occasions I have used a PC and a laptop side-by-side...

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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1 Aug 19, 2015

I like the idea of 2, but I mostly work on my laptop, and don't like being tethered to one spot so another screen can sometimes seem like a bit of an anchor.

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Maxi Schwarz
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Two Aug 19, 2015

The change to two monitors has made a world of difference. I can have source text, target translation, and various windows for research etc. all in easy view. My working desk is in an L shape type of configuration, but with an angle wider than 90 degrees.

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EvaVer  Identity Verified
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2 Aug 19, 2015

and sometimes I feel this is not enough. Writing on the right-hand one and looking up reference information on the left-hand one.

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Giovanna Alessandra Meloni  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 19, 2015

Most of the times I use only one monitor, but it happened I need to work two, no more.

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Nidhalz
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Two Aug 19, 2015

I use two screen and it's fantastic. I just love it.

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Giulia Bassi  Identity Verified
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2 Aug 19, 2015

Maxi Schwarz wrote:

The change to two monitors has made a world of difference. I can have source text, target translation, and various windows for research etc. all in easy view. My working desk is in an L shape type of configuration, but with an angle wider than 90 degrees.


I spent some months working only on my laptop, with a base in order to keep it higher, but now in my homeoffice I have two monitors (perfect for dividing windows and softwares) and a configuration very similar to the one described by Maxi, above, with a L-shape working desk.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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3 Aug 19, 2015

Suffering from screen envy now?

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Leah Hunt
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Two Aug 19, 2015

I only have a 13 inch MacBook Pro, so I run a browser with my emails on that screen and Windows (for Trados) in a VM on a much larger monitor.

Converted last year and I'm not sure how I coped before!


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Martha Schwan  Identity Verified
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One is enough Aug 19, 2015

One monitor is just great, but I dream on using a very large one.

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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2 x 2 Aug 19, 2015

Two work stations each with 2 screens. And it's comfortable, not too much.

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Elena Simonelli  Identity Verified
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1 desktop monitor + 1 laptop Aug 19, 2015

I usually only use one monitor, but I use my laptop when I need 2 (as for pdf source text, etc.)

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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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2 Aug 19, 2015

Julian Holmes wrote:

Suffering from screen envy now?


Maybe, but only a little...

I got into the habit of working with two monitors during my in-house days. Now I can't imagine going back to just one.


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