Have you ever wondered what technology is used in the airport to ensure that all the video screens that display arrival and departure time are identical? It is actually very simple; all the monitors are connected to a computer using VGA splitters. It is not only multiple airport monitors that use this, many people use multiple monitors at home or at work, most computers today are perfectly capable of this.
A dual monitor arrangement allows the desktop of the main computer to be viewed on two or more monitors. The arrangement can be setup in such a fashion that the same desktop is viewed on each monitor or more useful is when each monitor displays a different desktop or application. For users who have been habitual users of a single monitor it may take some time to become accustomed to have dual monitors, especially the use of the mouse which must seamlessly travel from one monitor to the other, controlling the visual content.
VGA splitters allow one operating system to cover two monitors. This is extremely beneficial for those who wish to work on a document, spread sheet etc on one monitor and use the other as the gateway to the internet for browsing or chat. This arrangement also allows two different documents to be displayed, one on monitor A and the other on monitor B, this makes it ideal to copy information from one for use on the other.
Dual monitors are also very useful in business when a presentation is being given. The arrangement can be such that both monitors display the same data so the presenter can manipulate the data on the computer screen and it can displayed simultaneously to the audience using a wide screen monitor.
When the user first starts to use dual monitors he or she may find that they are constantly looking for the location of the mouse pointer. Another slightly aggravating issue with using dual monitors is the way in which programs will display when the computer is turned on. If a window had been dragged to the external monitor, the program will open here; this can be a minor annoyance to people who are accustomed to having their work displayed directly in front of them when they boot the computer.
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