Equipment photos

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by etwman, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Okay. I'll play devil's advocate here but I honestly just want to know... What makes having multiple screens any more efficient than having one screen with tabs for different things going on? I can click on the tab for whatever else I need to look at almost as quickly as I could dart my eyes to a different screen. I can't do more than one thing at one particular second on my computer so I suppose I don't see the benefit. I could totally understand having a larger monitor, but I'm blanking on the usefulness of multiples. I'm an intelligent guy but sometimes my mind just doesn't let me see the obviously simple answer, so it is entirely possible and actually probable that I am simply missing the logic. The usual tabs I have open are email, google, Quickbooks, my website builder, Word and possibly news or one other misc. internet tab. But I can only physically deal with one at a time, so having them tabbed allows me to switch when I need to switch within a second. So what am I missing?
     
  2. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Multitasking is huge. Google benefits if using multiple monitors at one workstation. A lot of people are moving in this direction.
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  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Gotcha. I read the first three articles that popped up. After reading the articles I realized I'm not missing anything. I'm simply not ever busy enough that 2 monitors makes much sense for me! I get the multitasking thing, and I get that being able to move info from one program to another is made easier by having two monitors. I just rarely need that type of function for the multitasking I do embark on. I don't ever need to multitask so far down my list that a second or third monitor makes much sense. If I need to send an email, I pop up that tab. Once I'm done with the email I can swap tabs. If I need info from one program so I can include it in an email, I just have to swap tabs to see what I need. Again, I get it. I think multiple monitors is pretty cool and I can see the function for certain people. I just don't think I'm ever so busy that paying attention to two monitors is a necessity. I'm glad I learned about something new today though.
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kind of computer do you run?,
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  5. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    To further the point of using multiple screens. When I was in my landscape design classes I had my laptop open and two of the classroom desktops open. Why? Comparing plants for starters, but not only did we have to come up with a design but build a bid and make a materials list as well.

    Non landscape wise with Army paperwork its easy to compare and/or fill out forms.
     
  6. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good point. I'll often have a plan open on one, estimating program on another, and my proposal i'm building on the third.
     
  7. brandoncuts54

    brandoncuts54 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you guys still doing maintenance? cutting grass and all of that. And do you guys plow at all? Ive seen your truck around there fricken sweet!!! Great work as well!
     
  8. Premiumlawns

    Premiumlawns LawnSite Member
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    Just getting started here in southeast Texas! Going into our first full season hoping to grow!
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    Here is a closer look.
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  9. Premiumlawns

    Premiumlawns LawnSite Member
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    Well I thought I had the pics uploaded. I will try again when I get home...
     
  10. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You must be new to internet forums? This is ETW's thread. If you want to post pictures of what you have for a setup, you should start your own thread.
     

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