Can Logos 4 work with 2 monitors ?

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painfree | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 25 2011 11:58 PM

There is so much information, with this software I was wondering if it was able to work with 2 monitors ?

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Patrick Rietveld | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 12:05 AM

Yes, you can!

You can float a window. Press CTRL-F11 in the specific resource and then you can move that window to your other monitor. Press CTRL-F11 again to dock the window.

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painfree | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 1:00 AM

Can you float more than 1 window so that in effect you are dividing Logos 4 display onto 2 monitors ?

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 1:03 AM

Yes indeed, my current layout holds about six windows and is spread across three monitors.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 1:03 AM

PPK Enterprises:

Can you float more than 1 window so that in effect you are dividing Logos 4 display onto 2 monitors ?

Some use more than 2 monitors. Generally it is the floating windows that people move to the other monitors and leave the base window on their main monitor.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 26 2011 1:10 AM

PPK Enterprises:

There is so much information, with this software I was wondering if it was able to work with 2 monitors ?

I used to use two 36" monitors. They were the 150lb variety. It helps when your eyesight starts to go.

If I could afford multiple flat screens and had the wall space I'd camp out in the living room and sell the Playstation .

 

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2011 3:46 PM

Probably arcane: but wouldn't this simply be easier on one large monitor. I was sort of considering going to a 27inch at some point. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2011 4:00 PM

Michael Ballai:

Probably arcane: but wouldn't this simply be easier on one large monitor. I was sort of considering going to a 27inch at some point. 

Apple has 27" iMac and 27" monitor with 2560x1440 resolution, which is great for Logos use.  Dell offers Ultra Sharp U2711 monitor with same resolution.

Wiki page has an example screen shot => http://wiki.logos.com/Logos_4_Mac (clickable to huge 27" image)

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David Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2011 5:19 PM

Michael Ballai:
wouldn't this simply be easier on one large monitor

Not really: seems to work a lot better to have key windows on seperate monitors with a broader visual sweep: more like looking at the opened pages of a large format book over maybe a 90 degree arc than a single monitor with much less visual separation between windows : and much more space on two monitors - I have a 24inch (1920*1200 resolution) plus a 20inch (1680*1050) as a second monitor : really glad that Staples did a monitor clearance at the local stores for Boxing day - great deals !!

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2011 8:44 PM

Maybe this might be something if I'm running both my Mac and PC. I do this now via Remote Desktop. Just an electronic deskspace, A second monitor for that would make some sense. 

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 6:53 PM

I use 4 high-res monitors...would use more, but can't take more light/heat Wink

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 12:57 AM

1 27inch monitor would work very well. I have a HP 2709m; that is also a HD TV as well.

It has vga,hdmi and dvi connections and native screen resolution of 1920x1080p. I'm looking to get one more of these if not two of them.

This monitor is also wall mountable as well.

For Logos it works well and you can save different layouts for multiple monitors or for one.

But for starters getting a 27inch for Logos makes the experience just that much better, with more

space for multiple windows, plus I use one of the windows 7 sysinternal tools called virtual desktop

to get four or more virtual desktops for use like in Linux. This helps if all you have is 1 monitor.

Actually I've changed from the windows 7 tool to the virtual desktop tool that came with my ATI graphics HD card

work better for me personally. But the windows 7 sysinternals one will work well for you if you don't have an ATI based graphics card

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Bob Schlessman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 1 2011 10:03 AM

I know this thread is a little old but I thought I would add my two cents worth. On my desk at home I am running two flat screen LCD monitors, one an 19" Dell and the other a 20" AOC. Though it is not as elaborate as some setups I've seen described on here, I find it quite sufficient for Logos 4 and doing all of my sermon and lesson preps as well as my personal Bible study. Both monitors together cost less $227) than even the cheapest 27" LCD monitor and are much easier to arrange on my small desk. Even with my terrible eyesight I can read them quite well.

Something to consider if you have limited funds.

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Bob Schlessman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 1 2011 10:09 AM

Oh, I forgot to mention they are both widescreen monitors.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:53 AM

Michael Ballai:

Probably arcane: but wouldn't this simply be easier on one large monitor. I was sort of considering going to a 27inch at some point. 

When I purchased my last Mac I discovered that two 23" displays cost less than one 30" display. Cost could be a factor, so compare all options. Now, KS4J has me drooling over a 27" iMac with the two 23" displays I currently have. That way, I can keep up with Thomas and have three displays. Big Smile

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 1 2011 6:14 PM

Jack Caviness:

Michael Ballai:

Probably arcane: but wouldn't this simply be easier on one large monitor. I was sort of considering going to a 27inch at some point. 

When I purchased my last Mac I discovered that two 23" displays cost less than one 30" display. Cost could be a factor, so compare all options. Now, KS4J has me drooling over a 27" iMac with the two 23" displays I currently have. That way, I can keep up with Thomas and have three displays. Big Smile

Apple's new 27" iMac (2,560 x 1,440 => 3,686,400 pixels) has 2 Thunderbolt ports that can be connected to 30" monitors (2,560 X 1,600 => 4,096,000 pixels) for an overwhelming experience => http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/03/apple-imac-hands-on-with-dual-30-inch-displays-video/

After half hour, technology geeks went to smaller field of view setup, trying to look at 11,878,400 pixels was bit too much.

By the way, personally found one 27" iMac is big and comfortable to use (combine with spaces so each application has its own "desktop"); seldom looked at an external 1920 x 1200 monitor (beyond my field of view).  Like mouse movement on one 27" monitor since not have any screen gaps to jump over.

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Dr. Charles A. Wootten | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 2 2011 7:01 AM

Like many others, I have a "thing" for sales. The monitors in this unedited, messy picture were all bought at great prices on sale! The one on the left can actually switch to cable TV should I have the urge, and is controlled by a separate USB display adapter. As to the other two monitors one is on a VGA and the other is on HDMI. At the moment the left monitor shows a floating window from the base window located on the right monitor. The center monitor is the default monitor. All on Windows 7 with a Radeon ATI 4350 card.

So, you can have as many monitors as your computer will allow you at a price you can afford. Just because advertising and other pictures via Google show multi-monitors all being the same size and type doesn't mean I ain't happy with my set up. I think I spent a whopping $150 for all three... Wink

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Stephen Thorp | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 10:52 AM

Hi, One feature I think might be quite useful for those of who use dual monitors would be the option of 'splitting' a floating window - so one could have two books on display side by side in one floating window! Just a thought!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 12:19 PM

Stephen Thorp:
One feature I think might be quite useful for those of who use dual monitors would be the option of 'splitting' a floating window - so one could have two books on display side by side in one floating window! Just a thought!

How would that be different from having two floating windows? I have several layouts with multiple floating windows which I spread over two displays.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 3 2011 7:31 PM

Stephen Thorp:

Hi, One feature I think might be quite useful for those of who use dual monitors would be the option of 'splitting' a floating window - so one could have two books on display side by side in one floating window! Just a thought!

I do this every single day Stephen.  Just add books to a floating window and drag the tabs till they split it up the way you want.  I generally have at least 2 if not 4 floating windows with multiple resources open in each (Tiled across three monitors).

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