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# 214293 5-May-2017 11:59
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So all our office workstations have multiple monitors for productivity reason. I'm scoping out the possibility to upgrading our old LCD monitors to single ultra wide monitor. However the users will still like to maintenance the split monitor functionality. The scenario we are trying to avoid is when a user clicks on the maximize button and the application does not utilize the full 100% of the screen. So what monitors support a virtual monitor split?

 

 

 

One monitor I know of LG (LG 34UC98) but I'm trying to find a list of other condensers. 

 

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  # 1776175 5-May-2017 12:06
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The screenshot you've shown doesn't appear to be multiple virtual monitors. MacOS would look different in that situation.

 

In any case, these days I'd almost suggest using a window management / snapping tool instead. That gives your users the option of using all the available real estate (maximise button), or using a portion (snapping), instead of never being able to use all the display area without configuration changes.

 

For Windows, Windows 10 has some built in snapping that works quite well if you're interested in 1/2 or 1/4 display areas at once. Going beyond that, there's stuff like AquaSnap, Windock, Window Grid.

 

Also, DisplayFusion for windows (fantastic multi monitor tool) lets you do virtual displays on any monitor, so this could be worth a look regardless.

 

For macOS, I use BetterTouchTool+BetterSnapTool (which also does some stuff with mouse accel and trackpad gestures), but there are also utilities like Divvy, Magnet, Spectacle, Moom, and Slate that all offer similar window management functionality with their own different slants.


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  # 1776176 5-May-2017 12:07
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This does not answer your question specifically......

 

I have a 29" ultrawide on my desk, and it's awesome.  It's about the same height as a 22".  However it is about the same price as a pair of 22" screens, and you get more real-estate with two 22" screens.

 

As for the maximising, if you have Windows 10, select your application, hold the WINDOWS flag key on your keyboard, and use the left or right allow keys to dock the application.  There are a number of options so keep hitting the same key until you get the app to the desired location.  Personally I LOVE this functionality.

 

Look at the bottom of this list for more:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/new-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-10 

 

I work between a number of apps (too many!) and have apps docked on the left and the right of both screens.  I often then use the mouse to overlap them a bit so each application is a bit wider than 50%.





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  # 1776177 5-May-2017 12:08
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spronkey:

 

The screenshot you've shown doesn't appear to be multiple virtual monitors. MacOS would look different in that situation.

 

In any case, these days I'd almost suggest using a window management / snapping tool instead. That gives your users the option of using all the available real estate (maximise button), or using a portion (snapping), instead of never being able to use all the display area without configuration changes.

 

For Windows, Windows 10 has some built in snapping that works quite well if you're interested in 1/2 or 1/4 display areas at once. Going beyond that, there's stuff like AquaSnap, Windock, Window Grid.

 

For macOS, I use BetterTouchTool+BetterSnapTool (which also does some stuff with mouse accel and trackpad gestures), but there are also utilities like Divvy, Magnet, Spectacle, Moom, and Slate that all offer similar window management functionality with their own different slants.

 

 

 

 

the virtual monitor is being controlled by LG's own software.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM1yxl8oeO4






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  # 1776292 5-May-2017 14:06
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jimbob79:

 

the virtual monitor is being controlled by LG's own software.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM1yxl8oeO4

 

 

Ah, interesting. Looks very similar to the macOS options I mentioned.


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  # 1776373 5-May-2017 15:18
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My Dell ultrawide monitor has software to do this. You can select from about a dozen different window layouts and when you drag a window it snaps to whichever grid layout you selected in the software.


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