Now this is Multitasking

So, I’m doing some major upgrades on my computer, and have decided to jump on the Eyefinity bandwagon.  If you don’t know what Eyefinity is, read up a bit here on Wikipedia, and here directly from AMD.  Basically, it allows you to use up to 6 monitors to play your games on.  I’m opting only for 3 monitors, and ended up getting it about a month ago.  Well, I’ve just purchased the rest of the setup (for inquiring minds, I have a Radeon 5870 on the way, along with a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and an extra 4GB of RAM, bringing my total to 8GB), and as I wait on it to arrive in the mail, I decided to actually make use of this extra monitor I have.

And here’s the results:

Yes, that would be 4 screens that I can work on simultaniously.  The 2 right screens are connected to my current desktop.  I have my laptop on the far left there, with the 3rd monitor connected to it right beside it.  Now, the trick here is I’m using a piece of software called Synergy2 to share my mouse and keyboard from my main desktop to my laptop, which allows me to just move my mouse off to the left hand side of the screen, and transfers the new mouse position across the network to the laptop, and it’s as if I’m controlling it normally.  Pretty cool stuff.

The limitation of course is that I can’t obviously move windows from my laptop to my desktop, but it’s great to keep the browser and IM clients opened on the left 2 monitors, while I keep my main work (Photoshop, Visual Studio, Flash, etc…) open on the main 2.  I just get giddy over all this stuff :)

Anyways, just wanted to share.  I’ll post more when the entire Eyefinity setup is complete and have a real game running on it.

Until next time…