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How to Set Up a Computer With Multiple Screens & Mice

A computer system comprises of a central processing unit, input devices and an output device. Input devices can be the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner etc. and the output device can be video monitor, printer etc. Out of all the input and output devices, the monitor, keyboard and mouse are the most commonly used devices. Without these devices one cannot even think of working on a computer. Keyboards are used for giving text commands to the computer and a mouse is used for giving graphical commands. Normally there is only one display and mouse required on any computer but with multiprocessing and multitasking being greatly used this requirement can go further. One would like to have multiple screens connected to his or her computer to view multiple programs simultaneously on different screens. One would like to have more than one mouse connected so that multiple users can give commands at the same time.

In this post I will discuss how to connect and configure multiple display screens and multiple mice on a single computer.


Multiple displays

If you have a desktop computer then in order to have multiple displays connected you need to have dual VGA cards installed on it. Conventionally every computer comes with a single VGA adapter slot which supports only one display monitor. This is something which you have to purchase if you wish to have multiple screens on your computer and there can be no software alternative for the same. If you have a laptop then you can easily work on multiple screens because a laptop has its own display panel and it also has a slot for connecting an external VGA display. Once you get the two displays connected, all you need is to go to the ‘Control Panel’ and make the settings for screen sharing. You can have same display on both the screens or if you want you can extend the display on both the monitors. Extending is mostly used in multiple display systems so that you can extend your desktop to two and have different applications open on different display screens.


Multiple Mice

By default the operating system supports only one mouse at a time because there is just one mouse pointer on the screen. Even if you have multiple mice, still the pointer will remain one. To have more than one mouse you need some third party application to control the input commands sent by various mice. One of the applications which has proven itself quite handy is TeamPlayer. With this you can configure multiple mice on the same computer. All these mice can be connected by USB hub and can be controlled by different users. This kind of configuration and approach is useful in joint presentations where various users have to control the screen at various times.

It is not only about connecting multiple screens and mice to one computer, you can even use a single screen, keyboard, and mouse on several computers. All you would require will be some special switching devices and software.

Top tips for organizing your digital photo collection

Days are gone when we used to use the cameras with image roles in it. With these roles one could only click a fixed number of pictures and then get them developed at a photo studio and then organize in some album. Now such cameras are becoming history and more and more people are switching to Digital cameras. Digital camera give us the liberty to click as many images as we want, it allows us to manage the sharpness, brightness, and contrast while clicking the picture, it helps us in taking the picture straight to our computer so that the softcopy can be shared with others without getting it scanned by a scanner. Digital Camera has given us a whole new dimension of personal or professional photography, but since we can click numerous pictures without bothering of the development charges, we end up in a mess of too many images. You might open your Pictures folder and would see hundreds of photographs and would definitely want a way to organize them and keep them in separate albums.

In this post I will discuss some tips how you can organize Digital Photos on your computer.

Use different folders – Pictures of different occasions should be kept in different folders/albums so that it is always easy for you to find the relevant pictures whenever required. If you put the pictures in the same folder then there would be many images in the same folder and you might not be able to find the required picture instantly.

Use naming conventions – Try renaming all the files from same date or occasion in similar way. Like Birthday1. Birthday2, and so on so that you always view the files in sequence and should be able to search them quickly. Bulk renaming can be easily done in windows by opening the folder where pictures are located and selecting all the pictures which you want to rename. After selecting them right click on the first file and give it a name of your choice and press enter. You will find that all files will get renamed by that name with a number series post-fixed in the file name.

Try deleting duplicate images – People often take multiple shots to get the best out of it but then do not delete the other shots and keep all of them stored on their computers. Always make sure that you only keep the best shot on your computer and delete the others. This will help you have less number of good shots and will also not consume high volume of disk space on your hard drive.

Label your Photos – Whenever you attach the digital camera the Digital Image Suit comes up automatically. This suit gives you various options to Label the pictures, add captions, and add keywords to them. To know what these are just open folders in which you have some images and then select any image. At the bottom in the explorer window you will find the information like, image size, dimensions, tags, keywords etc about that photo. This Meta information can also be used for searching for any image and to keep them separate from each other.

Though there can be many depending upon your working style, but these were some basic tips to help you in organizing the digital photographs so that you can visit your memories in the best possible manner.

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