How Many Monitors Do You Use?

 

rolling-eyes

The look I get when I don’t make tech changes fast enough

You know that feeling that you are the last to adapt to new things? I feel that way all the time and then I am proven wrong. In case you are slower than me, I have a suggestion for you that will save you time.

I was very slow to accept the concept of using two monitors. I didn’t see how it would make a difference and it seemed like an expense that was unnecessary. I had seen “techy” people using two monitors for years and just didn’t see why they did it or how it could help me. After the “techies” in my family bothered me enough, I decided to try it.

I won’t go back.

two-monitors

I have been using two monitors for about 18 months. I found it valuable from the beginning. It was so much of a help to me that I would not want to go back to using just one monitor. It saves me so much time. With two monitors, I can look things up on one monitor and use the second monitor to write. Case in point, right now, I am writing this and on the other monitor I have links that I will give you for how to set up your second monitor. Back in the single monitor days, I would be working on a Word document and then have to switch over to Chrome to look things up on the internet and then switch back to continue writing. I don’t need to do that anymore. Or let’s say I need to send an excel spreadsheet to someone. I can use one screen to write the email about the spreadsheet and refer to the spreadsheet that is on the second monitor. No taking time to flip back and forth on the same monitor. For those of you who want to perhaps place an order for goods, you can pull up the order form on one screen and use the second screen to check inventory movement.

I would even bet that you might have an old monitor sitting around gathering dust. I urge you to try it to see what you think. Even if you have been good and kept your old technology moving on out of your location, a new monitor is not that expensive. Go ahead and experiment. I think you will find that it will make your life easier. I didn’t understand how it would make my life easier but it really has.

If you need help setting up a second monitor, there is help on the internet. If you prefer to read directions, you can check out this Wiki How step by step instruction guide. If you prefer, there is also a YouTube that you can watch.

Try it out and let me know what you think. I will really be surprised if you don’t find it to be a time saver. (Okay, you can also put Hulu or Netflix on one screen and work on the other one but don’t tell anyone I told you that…)

Have a great week!

 

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About Carol Early Cooney

CPML Social is a social media management firm for small businesses. We are there to help you - we know that you don't have time to do it all. Whether you are a real estate agent, a musician, an insurance agent, a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, we can help you.
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