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Installing and Using Multiple Monitors

A terrific feature of Windows 98 that has migrated over to Windows 2000 is the support of multiple monitors on the same machine. Windows 2000 supports up to 10 monitors simultaneously. By using multiple monitors, you can place a large amount of information on your screens at once. Typical applications would be multiple windows for nonlinear video editing with one screen for timeline and the other for preview. Professional graphics or CAD designers who use complex programs with many toolbars will like moving the tools to one monitor, while leaving the work on the faster monitor/card combination. Stock brokering is another typical multiscreen use, allowing multiple tickers, spreadsheets, and such on the screens. Manipulating large spreadsheets is another obvious use.

The following are some rules and tips to know about using multiple monitors:


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