Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

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xeny

1,912 posts

46 months

Wednesday 9th June
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wibble cb said:
Hi all ,

I want the ability to see my 2 desktop screens separately via VPN using a MacBook as the conduit…we are using windows10 enterprise.
OK, I've just RDP'd from my MacBook Pro to a 10 enterprise machine and had one of the displays appear on an external monitor, one appear on the built in. There's a checkbox in the RDP client to "use all monitors" so looks as if it will do what you want.

wibble cb

2,465 posts

175 months

Wednesday 9th June
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xeny said:
wibble cb said:
Hi all ,

I want the ability to see my 2 desktop screens separately via VPN using a MacBook as the conduit…we are using windows10 enterprise.
OK, I've just RDP'd from my MacBook Pro to a 10 enterprise machine and had one of the displays appear on an external monitor, one appear on the built in. There's a checkbox in the RDP client to "use all monitors" so looks as if it will do what you want.
Cheers!

Deep Thought

29,083 posts

165 months

Sunday 13th June
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Just upgraded from my twin Acer 27 inch screens to these triple Dell 27 inch screens.

Centre and left screen powered by work laptop, which operates in the closed position and sits on the pod to the left.

Right screen runs off a Dell i5 mini PC and has a Blu Ray player attached for surfing, movies, etc for any downtime / evenings / weekends.

IKEA Markus office chair.

Amazon Echo Studio and laptop docking station back left and label printer, old Epson all in one to the right that refuses to die. Have a laser printer ready to replace it.



Edited by Deep Thought on Sunday 13th June 15:58

aparna

576 posts

5 months

Sunday 13th June
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Looks great. I hadn't thought of using separate machines before.

I've been looking for an excuse to buy a mac mini, but not willing to sacrifice my current PC, and adding a 3rd screen on this kind of mount, might be the answer to a problem I don't particularly need to solve.

Deep Thought

29,083 posts

165 months

Sunday 13th June
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aparna said:
Looks great. I hadn't thought of using separate machines before.

I've been looking for an excuse to buy a mac mini, but not willing to sacrifice my current PC, and adding a 3rd screen on this kind of mount, might be the answer to a problem I don't particularly need to solve.
lol. yes was the same for me really. I dont particularly "need" my own PC in that setup but it looks well and works well.

Those monitors werent a fortune either - Dell have a deal on and i got them for £116.99 each.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-27-fhd-va-fr...

Sporky

2,050 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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Here's mine. Pair of 27-inch 4KUHD Dells and a lot of fiddle toys.




rxtx

5,931 posts

178 months

Friday 18th June
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bunchofkeys said:
Amazon. Do check that you're ordering the correct one though, as there are two versions of the Aeron chair.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Engineered-Now-Original-H...
Thanks, I bought one a few weeks ago for my Remastered.

Mind if I ask how taut yours is? I did think mine wasn't as tight as I was expecting when it arrived and after a few weeks I can see it's stretched a little. It's comfortable enough but sags a little too much for my liking, wondering if it's just mine.

AJB88

7,916 posts

139 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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Moved house on Friday so now have a dedicated office to work my shifts from. Good job as been offered some overtime on nights this week.

Nothing fancy just a cheap Ikea desk I bought a few years ago but gives me more space.


Quite a bit more space than before.. Can't believe I managed 1.5 years of 12 hour nights and days at the desk below.


Edited by AJB88 on Wednesday 23 June 15:44

illmonkey

14,119 posts

166 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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For £300 you could free up most of the desk. Like you say, unsure why you'd work like that for 1.5 years!


AJB88

7,916 posts

139 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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illmonkey said:
For £300 you could free up most of the desk. Like you say, unsure why you'd work like that for 1.5 years!
The left laptop is work supplied Win 10, The middle machine is my daily LG Chromebase that acts as a 2nd monitor when I'm working. The right laptop I use for personal browsing while I'm working.

When I'm not working the left and right machines aren't there.

The old house didn't have a dedicated area so it was either there or the table and have to keep removing equipment every time we ate.

aparna

576 posts

5 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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I just bought a 3m solid wood kitchen worktop on a whim, after not having anywhere to put my tea.

Now it's here, it looks ridiculously long, still in it's wrapper in the hall. Was planning on putting it on some ikea drawers, but perhaps it's too long for that, looking at it! Might build some cupboards for it and go all in.


illmonkey

14,119 posts

166 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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AJB88 said:
illmonkey said:
For £300 you could free up most of the desk. Like you say, unsure why you'd work like that for 1.5 years!
The left laptop is work supplied Win 10, The middle machine is my daily LG Chromebase that acts as a 2nd monitor when I'm working. The right laptop I use for personal browsing while I'm working.

When I'm not working the left and right machines aren't there.

The old house didn't have a dedicated area so it was either there or the table and have to keep removing equipment every time we ate.
Few monitors and cables, laptops stacked or down the side, then some software to allow flow between them (maybe can't install on work laptop). Or a K&M tucked away for home laptop when not in use.


AJB88

7,916 posts

139 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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illmonkey said:
Few monitors and cables, laptops stacked or down the side, then some software to allow flow between them (maybe can't install on work laptop). Or a K&M tucked away for home laptop when not in use.
When the LG Chromebase dies going to replace it with a mini desktop fastened to the back of desk and 2 big screens but for now this will do. Yeh cant install anything on the work machine.

TheNewBoy

992 posts

6 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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My work laptop is a bit rubbish..
1 x hdmi
No other screen outputs

If I want to use 2 additional screens, are the usb adapters any good please?
Or any other way?

DanL

4,123 posts

233 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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I use a USB adaptor - works fine. Think mine is a Dell, other brands are doubtless available…

paulrockliffe

12,495 posts

195 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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aparna said:
I just bought a 3m solid wood kitchen worktop on a whim, after not having anywhere to put my tea.

Now it's here, it looks ridiculously long, still in it's wrapper in the hall. Was planning on putting it on some ikea drawers, but perhaps it's too long for that, looking at it! Might build some cupboards for it and go all in.
I have a 3m ash worktop all oiled and ready to go. It is too long really. I was going to have it set up as the full length with a pair of drawer cabinets underneath, the extra length was a mix of just because and so I could use it with my kids for projects at the weekends.

I'd probably still do that, but the setup needs to be easily dismantled as and the solid ash is simply too heavy at that length, so I suspect I'm going to end up trimming it down.

The plan is to build my PC and my work kit into the cabinets, mount all 4 monitors on a bespoke frame and sort all the wiring so it's all really easy to dismantle and tuck the desk out of the way.

xeny

1,912 posts

46 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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TheNewBoy said:
My work laptop is a bit rubbish..
1 x hdmi
No other screen outputs

If I want to use 2 additional screens, are the usb adapters any good please?
Or any other way?
Any chance any of the USB ports are USB C with a Display Port or Thunderbolt Alt mode? With a cable adapter those are "proper" screen outputs.

TheNewBoy

992 posts

6 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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xeny said:
TheNewBoy said:
My work laptop is a bit rubbish..
1 x hdmi
No other screen outputs

If I want to use 2 additional screens, are the usb adapters any good please?
Or any other way?
Any chance any of the USB ports are USB C with a Display Port or Thunderbolt Alt mode? With a cable adapter those are "proper" screen outputs.
I don’t think so, but will check it out! Tks

CobolMan

1,335 posts

175 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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TheNewBoy said:
I don’t think so, but will check it out! Tks
Can you post the make and model of your laptop or some photos of the ports on it please? You may have an exotic display port smile

ATG

17,979 posts

240 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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aparna said:
I just bought a 3m solid wood kitchen worktop on a whim, after not having anywhere to put my tea.
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