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Method and System for Determining an Optimal Physical Arrangement of Monitors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000196823D
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

A method and system for determining an optimal physical arrangement of monitors in a multi-display environment is disclosed.

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Method and System for Determining an Optimal Physical Arrangement of Monitors

Disclosed is a method and system for determining an optimal physical arrangement of monitors in a multi-display environment.

Multi-display environments are becoming more common among computer users. It is very important to find the optimal physical arrangement of the monitors, and once this is done then proper setup needs to be done in the operating system, or via software for managing the multiple displays. Typically, the display arrangement (monitor 1 to the left of 2 or vice-versa, separation, relative height and resolution) is performed manually leading to less optimal results.

The method disclosed herein involves adding a transmitter/receiver to a monitor such that monitors are aware of other monitors in proximity to the monitor. This allows the physical arrangement of multiple monitors to be effectively setup automatically by the monitor and the operating system without the need for human subjectivity.

In an instance of the method disclosed herein, a combination of Bluetooth® and position sensors on the corners of a monitor detect if other monitors are present, and their relative position with respect to itself as shown in figure. The ideal physical arrangement of the monitors may then be automatically performed by the operating system.

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In another instance, the multi-display may correspond to two or more mobile devices such as a mobile phone. The method enables a mobile ph...