I often work from home and want to use my work box with dual screens but my home monitors have different resolutions. Normally, with a VPN
connection, the windows RDP
software cannot handle dual screens nicely and not at all when they have different resolutions. I like SplitView
, it allows me to do this.
At home I have laptop and an external monitor. The laptop has a 1680 pixels across
and the monitor
has 1920 across
. Needless to say I want to use both with Visual Studio's main editor on the larger monitor and the debug, output, unit tests windows on the smaller laptop monitor. With SplitView
I can connect to my work computer and use both. The nice thing is that I can maximise an application within a monitor without it filling both monitors.
It is a little tricky (you do need to read the doco) to setup as it does layer over RDP
. With a little fiddling about with the screen sizes it works nicely.
But the screens are not exactly the same and when I return to the office after working from home I find that the screen layouts have changed. A bit annoying. Move the VS2010 properties window here, output window here, etc. So I saves my "in office" and "rdp
" layouts using VS's
"Import and Export Settings". First get the layout you want and the export it by selecting "General Settings | Windows Layout" only. Then from home, or in the morning, you can quickly restore world order to your windows. Nice.