How do I use a second monitor as a large typeface to-do lists that I can see at a glance from across the room?
May 13, 2012 4:52 PM Subscribe
I want to use a second monitor as a large typface to-do/task list, but I have no idea where to start.
posted by smallerdemon to computers & internet (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have an iMac 21" and an external DVI monitor connector for it, and I have access to a 20" and 23" Apple HD Cinema Display (the old ones with the clear/silver plastics and the proprietary ADC connecter) and a single AC/DVI adapter to use to power one of of them and use it as a DVI monitor.
The ideal scenario is to have the second monitor be used as sort of a constant to-do or task list that I can see at a glance from far away, almost like a whiteboard. It will sit on a shelf above the iMac and get used for nothing else.
I've seen full-screen to-do and task list type things for iPads that look similar to what I want, but I have no idea what they are. But basically what I want is to have the second monitor just display a very large type list of a blue typeface with a black background. The nicer it can look, the better. And being able to see it from across the room is ideal. I'll probably be using the 23" monitor for this (but I have a scenario where I might use the 20" as well).
Where do I start? What possible applications for the Mac do this sort of thing?