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Computers and Technology => System Builds & Upgrades => Topic started by: Bill on July 17, 2019, 13:45 hrs

Title: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: Bill on July 17, 2019, 13:45 hrs
The third monitor is up and running and I've finally straightened out all the orientations, positioning and color coordination is done.  Getting the mouse moving between the 3 screens correctly was a bit of a challenge but it's sorted now.

Using the third monitor is different.  I have FF based on one screen, Chrome on the middle, primary screen.  Using a second iteration of Chrome on the third screen seems to produce a degraded image, sometimes.  I have tried a second iteration of FF on screen 3 and it seems OK.
I'm going to give it a day or 2 before I decide on a third screen browser or maybe a different approach.
Thoughts or suggestions welcome.

Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: scuzzy on July 17, 2019, 19:06 hrs
Very nice!
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: Bill on July 19, 2019, 10:09 hrs
One of the changes that helps a lot is a Big Red Cursor and Big Red Hand.  There are other cursors and instructions here:

www.bmyers.com/public/high_visibility_cursors.cfm

Color and size help keep track of mouse across the three screens.
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: scuzzy on July 19, 2019, 11:58 hrs
I may give that a spin, as I sometimes struggle finding my cursor. Let me know how it works out for you after a few days of using it.

EDIT: You motivated me to check my Windows mouse settings, and I found a setting for a "large" and "extra large" cursor. Extra large seemed too much, so I'm trying out large for now.
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: Bill on July 19, 2019, 18:19 hrs
So far the big red arrow seems helpful, the "hand" link indicator is Eh.
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: scuzzy on July 19, 2019, 21:23 hrs
I finally ended up with the extra large cursor included in Windows, and it's working well enough for my needs. Guess I'll leave it there awhile.
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: Bill on October 08, 2019, 08:06 hrs
3 month update:  On the third monitor I am now using Waterfox which seems to be fine, Chrome and FF on the other two monitors.  Everyone gets along well....
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: scuzzy on October 08, 2019, 09:18 hrs
Very nice. Maybe 3 monitors is somewhere in my far horizon. :) Probably the only way I could make it work it with 3 smaller-sized 1080p monitors.

I remember that our S.O. dispatchers had their 3 monitors arranged in a triangle pattern, with the largest of the 3 monitors set on top. Some had 4 monitors, with the 4th set to the side of the triangle.
Title: Re: new monitor new Browser??
Post by: Bill on October 08, 2019, 10:05 hrs
I can't imagine having that many screens.