I currently run SSDR with a single monitor and will get a twin monitor setup soon.
I would like SSDR's status bar to be able to be occupied with loaded (specified) programs as well as icons for selected programs to be started from within the main SSDR user interface. That way I could keep SSDR as wallpaper (always there in the background) and use the aforementioned icons to bring up other ham programs to float on top of the SSDR window. ATM it is a pain to leave SSDR to deal with a digimode program when I want SSDR to be full screen and always visible.
Thanks for listening
I run 3 - 27" monitors. I will likely add a 4th when I get back to the USA in October
SSDR on the far right
DDUTIL on the far left
current Operation program such as HRD logbook with spots or HRD rotor or Writelog with spots or contesting or WSJT-X or MixW. In the center
I use the windows accessibility feature to maintain mouse focus wherever the mouse is.
No need to clutter up SSDR with more stuff
Won a few contests with this configuration so I know that the workflow is pretty smooth and efficient.
On The Other Hand. I agree SSDR on one monitor is not enough monitors.
Same basic setup here -- 3 (27 inch) monitors. I'm not a contester and my main focus is CW and DX so I set them up a little differently but agree that having multiple monitors is very nice.
SSDR in the center (Chrome browser in the background)
Spotting program (VE7CC) and email program on the right
CW Skimmer, DDUtil, logging program, and a few other misc programs on the left.
If you are only running one monitor (which I guess would be likely when remote also) there is a case for more stuff on the SSDR screen. With all of the station "flexibility" there will always be a case for options to suit each persons needs and situation.
Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
Seriously, I like having the information visible when operating a contest.
I configure the monitors differently for contests and chasing DX. I had 3 24" Dell UltraBright monitors with a 40" Sony above. All 4 displays were 1920 x 1080. I was looking all around and this was creating a big focus issue. I recently replaced the center monitor with an ASUS 28" 4K monitor and this solved my focus issue. The 4K monitor displays 3840 x 2160 pixels (4 times the pixels of 1080p) and I can get the essential displays on one monitor. I put the apps on the other monitors that I don't constantly reference.