[LAU] OT: Monitor setups

David Jones gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed May 3 22:38:45 UTC 2017

At work where I work with enterprise content management systems via Windows 7 (no multiple desktops, sorely missed!), I have 2 17" 1280x1024 displays side by side.

At home where I write, draw, photograph and make music, I have a single 24" 1920x1080 display, I spread things over multiple desktops. I like being able to put QJackCtl's transport bar on my main composition desktop while the rest of the program sits on another desktop, out of the way.

IIRC, doesn't AVLinux or Musix or some other media creation distro come already set up with multiple task-specific desktops?

David W. Jones
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http://dancingtreefrog.comOn May 3, 2017 12:08, Maurizio Berti <maurizio.berti at gmail.com> wrote:
> I used to have 3 displays, the center one is a 16:10 display (1440x900), while the laterals were 5:4 (1280x1024).
> For normal usage I used the right one (which was slightly bigger than the left one) for web navigation, the center for other programs, video/streaming, and programming IDEs, the left for system audio mixer (jack_mixer, I always have jack running), shells and system monitoring; for audio I used the central display for the Ardour main track window, the left for the mixer strip/qjackctl/qsampler/plugin GUIs, with jack connections in the background with Patchage, while the right one was for other programs (music notation or sequencing, Hydrogen, Renoise, scripting, etc).
> Some months ago the right display broke down and, while I think I'll replace it someday, the setup remained pretty similar, with programs that usually run on the right splitted between central and left, according to the size needed. I started using virtual desktops much more than in the past (I use fluxbox with 4 virtual desktops), so the second desktop is usually dedicated to music players, social networks and chat apps, with the third and fourth used as "backup" spaces when I need to access to a program easily without activating it from the taskbar, for example when using virtualization softwares (I configured the shortcut Win key+mousewheel to cycle between virtual desktops).
> 2017-05-03 18:32 GMT+02:00 Brent Busby <brent at keycorner.org>:
>> I suppose I'll go ahead and describe my setup...
>> I'm running a WindowMaker desktop with two monitors.  One is very tall
>> and setup as a portrait mode monitor, and the other to the right of it
>> is smaller but landscape mode.  When I'm running Ardour, the editor and
>> mixer window pretty much cover 100% of the tall portrait mode screen, so
>> I have the other monitor for everything else (Ardour transport bar,
>> QJackCtl, Hydrogen, Muse, QMidiArp, Seq24, hdspmixer, Emacs, etc,
>> etc.).  If I need more space, of course there are other virtual desktops
>> I can flip to.
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