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#1 6 years ago

I'm thinking of taking one of my monitors and turning it sideways so that it balances on the short edge. (Since so many websites and documents don't do wide-screen properly.) Do monitors generally take well to such treatment?




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#2 6 years ago

Most monitors do not have an easy way to balance them on the short edge.

Otherwise, most monitors are generally fine with such treatment. Most graphics card drivers have a "portrait" setting, to rotate them.

Plasma TVs are usually the only displays that have trouble being rotated.




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#3 6 years ago

Heh, jolly good.

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=p (You can't actually see the stand in the light under the shelf normally, t'is just the flash.)

May come up with a more elegant solution at some later date. Kinda heavy to keep doing that whenever I want to switch to playing a game. Some sort of bracket perhaps.

Would turn the offhand one over but it wouldn't fit under the shelf properly then.




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#4 6 years ago

Most brackets will do this m8 as the fittings are square but just check the back of yours first. I would go for one that has the expendable arm that will swivel and tilt and they are pretty cheap if you shop around. Just found this one that should do the trick and is a great price. http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/24261010/Designer-Habitat-From-15-24-Inches-Cantilever-LCD-Monitor-TV-Arm-Bracket-Wall-Mount-with-Swivel-and-Tilt/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:24261010|prd:24261010 Just make sure you measure how far apart the screw holes are.




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#5 6 years ago

That's called a VESA mount, BTW. The bolt pattern is pretty much an industry standard and most midrange or better monitors will accept a VESA-compliant plate.




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#6 6 years ago
Goody.;5597469Most brackets will do this m8 as the fittings are square but just check the back of yours first. I would go for one that has the expendable arm that will swivel and tilt and they are pretty cheap if you shop around. Just found this one that should do the trick and is a great price. http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/24261010/Designer-Habitat-From-15-24-Inches-Cantilever-LCD-Monitor-TV-Arm-Bracket-Wall-Mount-with-Swivel-and-Tilt/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:24261010|prd:24261010 Just make sure you measure how far apart the screw holes are.

Mmm, that's the sort of thing. Though, by swivel, doesn't it just mean it has a pitch, and yaw but not roll?

Though I suppose I could always mount the smaller one fixed into portrait mode. :uhm:




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#7 6 years ago
C38368;5597531That's called a VESA mount....

Even better if you pay for your VESA with VISA vis-a-vis your credit card. :lulz: