The Benefits of Multiple Monitors

The Benefits of Multiple Monitors

Dennis Snider

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Everyone wants their office to be the most efficient and productive environment they can make it, and using multiple monitors is one way of achieving this goal. There are numerous benefits to having more than one monitor; here are the ones we think should be top of your list.

Firstly, multiple monitors will increase your productivity: academic research has repeatedly demonstrated that users feel they are more productive when they have access to two or more monitors, and just as importantly they prefer it as well.

Secondly, it’s very simple to set up a multiple monitor environment. In most cases there’s no extra software required, you just plug in a monitor and go to the monitor settings in your operating system to add the new screen; from then on, you can simply drag-and-drop across the screens just as you would on a single screen.

Thirdly, if you have two monitors, you can have two applications open at the same time. Maybe you’ve got to write a report on your company’s monthly figures; instead of shifting around between Word and Excel, trying to keep figures in your head for long enough to write them down, just have Excel on one screen and Word on another, never losing sight of either. You can also move pictures or blocks of text between applications with simple drag and drops instead of copy and paste, keeping an eye on what you’re doing at all times.

Fourthly, multiple monitors can really improve your communication with your clients or your colleagues. If you want to, you can have one screen dedicated to your email, Facebook or Twitter, or all three; never again will you miss an email or customer comment on your services and miss out on a chance of creating new business.

Finally, Windows 10 has introduced some specific features for multi-monitor setups, e.g., allowing for a different background on different monitors, stretching images across monitors etc. Using multiple monitors on these new features will give you more space, more clarity, and more efficiency.

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