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Use a MacBook with the main display off
Authored by: galendw on Jun 09, '06 08:33:44AM

What I don't get is why one wouldn't want to use Extended Desktop for the equivalent of two monitors, but to each his own, I guess.



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Use a MacBook with the main display off
Authored by: hamarkus on Jun 09, '06 09:51:44AM

Working on a single large monitor instead of a large and a small one together in extended desktop mode can be preferable for a couple of reasons:
- The two screens, not being the same modell, will have different brightness and colour representation as well as dpi resolution, which can be very distracting.
- Fullscreen mode always defaults to the smaller screen of the laptop.
- Combined screen geometry is no longer a simple rectangle and hot corners and edges are in more awkward positions or simply too far away.



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Use a MacBook with the main display off
Authored by: mayo2ca on Jun 10, '06 07:42:07PM

Even better reason ... If I have 20" or 23" screen, putting the small 15" laptop screen beside it is annoying. The physical bottom/top of the laptop screen doesn't match the bigger screen, the bottom and top of the desktop doesn't match up when you move your cursor, etc.

I can deal with different brightness, colors being slightly off (unless it's my permanent desktop - then it would drive me nuts), but when using two screens I tend to put things like drawers, toolboxes, etc over the bezel in the middle. Having two screens each side is incredibly annoying and confusing at times, one one side the window is on the bottom, but the drawer of the window that's on the other screen is in the middle of the other screen, etc...



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