I little while back, I wrote an article on using Dual Monitors. In it, I wrote how a person with a visual impairment could use two monitors. Here's a snippet:
"This scenario also works well for those with visual impairments that require a magnification utility. You can use a larger monitor as the ‘main’ display and a smaller monitor as the ‘secondary’ display. Using the main display for all normal functions, the secondary display shows a magnified view of the main display. And without the need for matching monitors, you could pick up a cheap used one to run as secondary. Try your local Goodwill, Savers, thrift shop, etc."
Here's a video showing how to use dual monitors in Windows for users who have impaired vision.
I little while back, I wrote an article on using Dual Monitors. Here's a snippet:
"With newer computers having the ability to run multiple displays, here is a ‘Geek Tip’ for those of you thinking about using two monitors on one computer. There are various scenarios, I am going to describe just a few. I currently have two systems here with dual monitor setups."
Here's a video showing the two different computer scenarios I have that use dual monitors in Windows.
One of the software tools I use quite often client systems is SpaceMonger. SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. It shows graphically the size of each folder and file on your computer.
Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system. So, for example, if the "Windows" box takes up 90% of the screen, the "C:\Windows" folder and all its sub-folders and files are taking up 90% of your "C:" drive.
SpaceMonger runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 RC1.
Click here to download the latest version
Windows explorer keyboard shortcuts
||Display the bottom of the active window.
||Display the top of the active window.
|NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
||Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
|NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
||Display the contents of the selected folder.
|NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
||Collapse the selected folder.
||Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.
||Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.
Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
|Right SHIFT for eight seconds
||Switch FilterKeys on and off.
|Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN
||Switch High Contrast on and off.
|Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
||Switch MouseKeys on and off.
|SHIFT five times
||Switch StickyKeys on and off.
|NUM LOCK for five seconds
||Switch ToggleKeys on and off.
||Open Utility Manager.