I've found this two-display setup to be very useful, especially when I am working on genealogy. I display my genealogy program, RootsMagic on the big screen and I display my free "text editor," EditPad Lite on the laptop. This is very handy when I want to add information from a text file to my genealogy file. For example, right now I am working with some information I found in a GEDCOM file on the Internet. I loaded the GEDCOM into a "new" genealogy file and then opened that file in RootsMagic. When I find some information in the Notes of the new file I copy the Note and paste it into my text editor.
The genealogy program allows me to have more than one genealogy file open at a time. I have the "new" genealogy file open and I have my own file open, the one that I am updating. I select my own genealogy file as the "active" file and I refer to the laptop screen to see the information I want to enter into my own file. I'm using this technique to add records to my file. The GEDCOM file often has census and obituary information that includes information about people who don't have records in the GEDCOM.
28 August 2014