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Two screens- repetitive strain injury?


Graham*

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I have a Vista and an iMac now, the screens are side by side. Could this be the cause of my neck and shoulder pain? The doctor couldn't find an obvious cause.

I make changes to my websites on the Mac, then view them on Vista.

Anything known, please.

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spuds

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I use KVM devices similar to those mentioned in wiz-king post, but I am not sure as to whether these devices would resolve the problem here. More like a rethink on 'setting-up' correctly.

On the internet, there is a very good health and safety document about setting-up monitors and other useful information about distances etc. I cannot find this link now, but it might pay to have a look around the internet for this information?.

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Graham*

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woody

The Vista had been moved across as Boris (he who must be obeyed) decided it was nap time. He naps a lot does Boris.

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john bunyan

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In the job I had in Holland before retiring, I had a 4 screen workstation - all same sized screens, built in to a custom designed desk that came around in a semi circle. One was a touch screen telephone , the others shared a special keyboard that had function keys so you could "tell" it which device to control. The screens were a PC, a server based PC, and a Reuter screen. The main thing also was having good adjustable seats, and for those with glasses, special one that focussed on the screens or when looking down, on closer reading material.The desk had 10 workstations with additional cooling. All designed about 20 years ago!

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woody

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Graham - my animals are trained - the top of the tower is favourite.

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Graham*

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Bengal?

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Aitchbee

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...on a slightly different angle...my laptop keyboard (the base) is now facing me 'straight-in-the-face' as I have got it tilted up about 30 degrees (the screen is tilted further back to accomodate)...it makes finding the appropriate keys a little easier.

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Condom

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I then recommend you do not watch Wimbledon on the 2 screens ;-)

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Aitchbee

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I would also recommend a good solid stationary (non-wheeled) 'swivelly' chair with a good back support...and let your feet do the work!

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Graham*

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I have been looking to display the Mac on the Vista monitor. The only port I can see is this

Is that the right one? There are two Firewire ports also.

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