Office dwellers: what's on your screen the most?

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What on your screen makes you look more productive when you're not?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:15 pm

Outlook/Email
7
44%
Excel
8
50%
A business-looking site (stock art with dudes in suits/broads wearing headsets)
0
No votes
Other (Please specify)
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

Office dwellers: what's on your screen the most?

Postby TchotchkeBG » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:15 pm

I'm working on a harebrained idea that involves fake-office productivity. It'll be a front-end for showing largely text based web content but not look like a traditional web page -- it'll look a lot more business-y from a distance compared to what it is, so casual walk-by's will go largely unnoticed if you spend a lot of time on it.
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Postby BS1 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:26 pm

always excel or OST (on screen take-off)

then ALT- TAB to BSS....
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Postby MCA » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:44 pm

I know there are a ton of alt-tab people on here...but until this messageboard, I"ve never heard of the alt-tab function, and to this day I've never used it.

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Postby longpolelax » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:58 pm

Outlook is a fixture on the external monitor, and then I keep Excel/Powerpoint on the laptop screen with an ALT+TAB to IE.
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Postby UconnBuckeye » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:00 pm

Like McAdam I do not use the Alt+Tab feature.

One monitor is a program i run (remedy) the other monitor has outlook and IE with our instant messaging running to the side.
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Postby TeeDub » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:33 pm

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Postby mcm » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:40 pm

never used Alt-tab and just keep one Firefox window open with a bunch of tabs.
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Postby Giggles » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:46 pm

I never use alttab either.

My position is virtually impossible to sneak up on though so it's never really been an issue.
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Postby BS1 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:11 pm

gigs, I'm jealous....my screen is facing down the corridor...awful. ALT-TAB is a must....as well as keeping the open screen reallllllly small...

The mirrors help a ton! haha

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Postby Giggles » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:22 pm

I don't have the means to take a pic but I am facing out and there's an interior window I can see people coming from one direction, and looking through the door I can see people come down the corridor in the other direction.

I've been known to just leave BSSMB up by accident though when I go to scan or photocopy something. It's only a matter of time before someone comes looking for a folder or in here and sees me in the PB.
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Postby longpolelax » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:26 pm

I've been on the shitter and had the panic moment of "I hope I didn't leave THAT up on the screen."
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Postby B Luc » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:33 pm

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Postby TchotchkeBG » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:35 pm

I did up an Excel sheet ages ago that pulled the index page into Excel so I could keep an eye on new posts, so I could then go in on the browser to see the new stuff. That worked well for a while, actually. And unless someone got close enough to read, it looked like text/numbers in columns from a distance.

Thanks for the feedback gents. Given me some ideas.
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