Improved multiple monitor support in OS X Mavericks; who's going to use it? [Poll]
Multiple monitor support is being improved for OS X Mavericks, but just who is going to make use of it? Currently, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will allow you to use multiple monitors, but things get ugly when you go full screen on an app and all you get everywhere else is linen. So, Apple is improving on how OS X handles multiple displays with Mavericks.
The linen effect in Mountain Lion is ugly — unless you like linen — and completely impractical. After all, why wouldn't you want to go full screen on something you're working on? For me, it's one of the main reasons I don't use it currently; I actually have a second Mac hooked up to an external monitor, so I just use that instead. Mavericks promises to fix this with proper full screen support for each display you're working on. There's no longer a master display and a secondary display, wherever you're working you can have a menu bar and the dock, multiple apps on any display, even use AirPlay to your Apple TV to turn your HDTV into another display for your Mac. Sounds great.
But, at the same time, it also sounds a lot like a power user feature. The sort of person who really needs a multiple display set up likely already has one. But, Mavericks could make it easier on them to set up. The thing is though, with this added functionality, will any new, perhaps more casual users start to use it? That's where you guys come in. We want to know how many of you plan on using this enhanced capability in OS X Mavericks when it lands later this year. As ever, drop a vote in the poll up top, and share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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