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I have the opposite - 2 computers, 1 monitor, KB and mouse

Posted By: see inside on 2009-05-20
In Reply to: Do you use more than one monitor?... - jh

I have two CPUs, one I use for my local accounts and the other for my national and internet.

You can buy a thing called a KVM switch (keyboard, video and monitor) .. very easy to install - just plug the stuff in.

Then a simple keyboard command (mine is scroll lock, scroll lock and the up or down arrows) to switch back and forth between CPUs.

I used to do the two monitor/two computer thing and it was cumbersome. I would not recommend it and love not getting tennis neck looking back and forth. LOL

good luck! :)

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Any office supply store has them, but stay away from Belken - their quality is not the best.
A KVM switch would let you use 2 pc's, 1 monitor and 1 mouse.
It's a pretty reasonably priced piece of equipment, I think around $50. By using hot keys, you switch from 1 pc to the other.
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put your mouse on the bar, hold down the left side of your mouse and move it back to the bottom, let
hope this works
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Opposite for me
As I sit here in my suit, blouse, nyons, heels and pearls I just gotta feel a little feel like I am not in the norm as to what I wear to work.  Guess I will have to change the dresscode in my business.  I was thinking of letting up a little and not requiring the nylons but at the last minute just could not do it.   Perhaps in 2007 I won't be so strict with myself.  What do ya think? 
For me it was the opposite
At my last in-house job, the company (hospital) itself as a whole was fine, but the beyotches in the transcription department were beyond belief. I don't say anything about them to people who know them, but it is a BAD situation.
Oh, no...just the opposite!
I've got one that hits pause for every sentence. Trouble is, he starts yakkin' before he unpauses, and pauses it before he stops yakkin', so I've got no beginning and no end on every sentence he dictates. To top it off, he's a speed dictator too. ARRGHH!

Really, really annoying! I'd rather listen to empty space.
And I'm the opposite SM
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I did the opposite...
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If you're up to a challenge and enjoy MT work in general, I think you'd really enjoy it. It will probably seem overwhelming at first, but you'll know some of the basics from radiology and should be okay.

Good luck and keep us posted!!!
I always thought it was the opposite of ...
guy, only now you can use guy for both sexes I think.
13-year-old opposite
Wow my 13-year old stepdaughter is opposite. Will not wear girl clothes and wants to buy out of the boy's department. Then she gets all her good tshirts outside and ruins them with stains, holes, etc. She is very very difficult. I almost wish she would try to wear my makeup.
I learned it exactly the opposite...
back in 1980 I learned that disc was for the spine and disk was for anything ophthalmological ......
we did just the opposite, but now bills alone about 2,500.....
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I have the opposite problem. (sm)
My hearing is too acute, and although it makes transcribing easier, if there is any background noise at all, it is the bane of my existence. I actually went to an ENT doc once to see if there was some way to tone it down a little! He just laughed. :(
woman of the opposite sex
That's hilarious! Thanks for the belly laugh. I needed it today.... LOL.
Mine are the opposite

I do look up lost dictation for my docs, they have been with me for many years --one has been for 18 years, they do give me Christmas bonues -- usually half of a month's invoice - they do give me Birthday cards, they always say "thank you", they always pay on time, never a bounced check or a question on my line counts, but then I go the extra mile for them.  They have talked about VR and EMR's but find it it too time consuming yet.  Maybe some day I will lose them to that but that is the way of the industry right now.  Right now I just thank my lucky stars for the accounts that I have and appreciate them as much at they appreciate me.   Yes, I do put up with rattling of x-rays and papers and dictating in a car or at a soccer game and when it becomes too bad, I do say something and it changes.  But in the most part they are pretty good.   Sorry will not share them with anyone.




Just the opposite here. I do great
on the test and then a few days later start to get into the account and wonder if I should really be doing better than I am doing and if they really believe it was me testing! LOL!!
I had just the opposite experience.
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I am just the opposite of what you are talking about
I set myself to make a certain amount each pay period, have to have X amount per day and that is what I make.
My experience has been the opposite
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And I am hoping just the opposite of
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So many posted on this and felt opposite of what you are saying
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OP asked about $ problems, not the opposite.
My experience was the opposite living in Canada.
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I just bought the opposite serial to usb converter. You would think they would have the other way
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I agree with this, but I trade off in the opposite direction. SM
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I felt the opposite, that the test was more difficult than the CD. nm
I do opposite, B is right, and 6 is left according to ergo keyboard
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Things must have gone downhill really fast. You posted the opposite on
Not stay at home, but opposite shifts. My advice:

Make sure you always say thank you.  It's a MUST for a man.  My husband and I decided to work different shifts years ago so that the kids wouldn't have to go to daycare.  Now I'm at home, but he still works 3rd shift for the same company that he's been with for 7 years because he likes it.

I've always thanked him.  I'd get home from work and he'd have dinner cooking and I'd say, "I"m so lucky to have you!"  And even if I didn't care for the dinner choice, I'd shut up and eat it. :)

Even just little things now, like if he washes the dishes or vacuums because he knows I'm on a deadline, I'll always say, "Thank you for doing that, you're such a big help."

Trust me, boost the old ego and those pots and pans won't sit in the sink. Complain one time that he missed a spot and you'll be scrubbing the broiler pan.

Sounds like total opposite of the company I am working for...
My pay is quite good, rarely talk to my manager, been very flexible with me. Goodness, sure you are talking about the same Medware?
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I was just the opposite, I bought the Bose to replace a set of Shure E2c
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You're probably right. The grass always seems greener on the opposite side of the fence though!
Thanks for the input!