Vertical Monitor?

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  1. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    Does anyone have a monitor vertically? I'm considering it after I saw it online. It intrigues me to see if it would help me arrange things better, or if it would be too narrow.
     
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    bellbird Pollywog

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    (i get this for long lists like at the airport or phone scrolling thru news headlines but i feel like i would be turning my head sideways (like ear down towards shoulder) to see things bigger & better in photoshop...)
     
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  3. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    Dude. You must have read the same article in Popular Science!

    I'm not going to try, because I don't see where it would be of benefit to me either in designing or scrapbooking. Now, could I do with a third monitor? Why, yes. Yes, I could!
     
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  4. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

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    Some people I work with do this with one of their monitors (we all have 2-3 monitors), but almost everything I do is best viewed horizontally. Specific to scrapping, I have a pretty traditional Photoshop set up that wouldn't work well vertically. If I had a good use case for it, I would definitely consider it. I just don't.
     
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  5. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    My thought was leave my one monitor horizontal for photoshop. No change there!

    Probably! LOL!
    I was debating on whether a vertical monitor would work better than a third monitor. Like, photoshop on one, and on the vertical: tv at the top, supplies, etc at the bottom. I just worry it would be too narrow.

    See? I can't decide if it would be a good use case! :-) Like, too narrow for supplies? Or just right, and internet streaming above it?
     
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  6. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    I like to have two or three windows open at once, which makes more sense horizontally to me. For example, when I 'm speedscrapping I'll have Photoshop on the left (although taking up ⅔ of my screen), my browser with TLP open in the middle and sticking up above PS for easy clicking back and forth, a TLP chat window open on the far right but only going ⅔ down the screen, and a small file window open in the bottom right corner for pulling my digiscrap elements into PS.

    Maybe it's just because that's what I'm used to, but I'm trying to imagine turning my screen vertically and it feels more difficult. It's easier to look horizontally back and forth. More is at eye level without moving my head. Of course, moving more could be a good thing! Strengthen my neck muscles? :lol2
     
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  7. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm Well-Known Member

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    Vertical might work for me when I'm at work typing documents, but I used a square monitor for decades ... just upgraded to a wide screen a year or so ago. Of course a vertical monitor would block my view ... my work computer desk faces into the room and I talk to my boss and clients "over" my desk/monitor a lot.
     
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  8. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I don't anymore as I have a laptop rather than a desktop computer. I always found a vertical monitor essential in desk top publishing and report writing. I've got used to the horizontal and as I'm neither dtp or report writing at the moment it does me fine.
     
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  9. Pachimac

    Pachimac There's no such thing as a secret hiding place

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    That happened to my Mom's PC and it drove me absolutely wild!!
     
  10. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    So, in case y'all wondered.

    I stole my husband's second monitor* and I'm trying out three monitors instead of a vertical setup.

    **He got the tv, which was bigger than the monitor I stole.
     
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  11. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

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    photo needed please
     
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    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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  13. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    @bestcee Oh man! I gotta do something to get a third screen! I forgot how delightful that was!
     
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  14. Mrsdudds

    Mrsdudds Well-Known Member

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    I use a MacBook to scrap since my iMac is now so old I can no longer update it. Hubby has promised me an upgrade next year. I probably wouldn't use a vertical monitor at home, but loved having option of rotating monitor to work vertically in previous job. Especially when working on long spreadsheets.
     
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  15. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Say, "birdseed!"

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    I had a monitor that tilted vertically and never used it. I just never saw a time when I needed it that way. Having 2 monitors is awesome but having the vertical tilt, nope, not for me.
     
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