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LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio 311

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skade88 writes "LG has released an ultra wide monitor. It really is wide (WxHxD: 699.7 X 387 X 208.5 mm) — take a look at the thing! It looks like it would be good for movies shot in larger aspect ratios such as 2.20 for 70mm film or 2.39 for modern cinemascope films. But OS GUI designs need to catch up to the ever horizontally expanding waistline of our monitors."
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LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

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  • by swb (14022) on Wednesday December 12, 2012 @03:12PM (#42263807)

    The concept of an ultra-wide monitor makes me think of one of the frustration I have with increasingly large displays and window arrangement.

    It's all well and good to have a huge display or several of them at high resolutions, but it's super annoying to layout windows in a way that lets you see multiple application windows on the screen at the same time. I have two 1600xwhatever displays, but there are times where it would seem more beneficial to have three 1024x768 displays for application window management, even though it would be marginally lower total resolution.

    It would be nice to be able to split a display, especially wide screen displays, into virtual monitors so that arranging app windows would be easier. I've found some utilities that seem able to remember window positions, but that assumes I always want the same layout (almost never) and they almost always suffer from the usual glitchyness.

    Is there anything that does this?

  • Rotate 90 Degrees (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cosm (1072588) <thecosm3@EEEgmail.com minus threevowels> on Wednesday December 12, 2012 @03:16PM (#42263863)
    YES! I need one of these for work to rotate 90 degrees so I can maintain these 10K+ line functions without scrolling for an hour, functions written by our offshore friends who only definition of refactoring is trying to un-FOIL a binomial a second time.
  • Fuck this wide shit (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Stormwatch (703920) <rodrigogirao AT hotmail DOT com> on Wednesday December 12, 2012 @03:17PM (#42263867) Homepage

    Wide screens? More like SHORT screens! That's how they sell you a smaller screen with the same "inches" (hypotenuse instead of area). You have to get a very large monitor if you want a decent amount of vertical space.

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