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Old 01-03-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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I spend the majority of my computing time (and I spend a LOT of time on a computer) in front of a laptop with a "shiny" screen. All I do is angle it so there is no light source reflecting on it behind me, or adjust it so a light source can't reflect directly into my line of sight.

I simply do not understand the problem.
Oh, well I use the laptops in different rooms.
I do not sit them on my lap, working for hours that way is tiring.
Depending on the time of day the sun comes into different windows.
I don't live in a dark house.
I don't wish to rearrange the furniture(tables, desks) and lighting in all my rooms to accommodate the computer.
So, the other option is a screen cover of some sort.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Oh, well I use the laptops in different rooms.
I do not sit them on my lap, working for hours that way is tiring.
Depending on the time of day the sun comes into different windows.
I don't live in a dark house.
I don't wish to rearrange the furniture(tables, desks) and lighting in all my rooms to accommodate the computer.
So, the other option is a screen cover of some sort.
The room I work in faces south. The south wall has 4 - 2x3 windows. The door that leads outside next to the windows is full glass. The room next to it is the kitchen and the bay in it is also mostly glass.

I don't live in a dark house, either. In fact we designed it to have maximum southern exposure on both floors.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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The room I work in faces south. The south wall has 4 - 2x3 windows. The door that leads outside next to the windows is full glass. The room next to it is the kitchen and the bay in it is also mostly glass.

I don't live in a dark house, either. In fact we designed it to have maximum southern exposure on both floors.
I am sorry if you had mentioned this before, but as I have read that some glossy screened machines are more eye-friendly than others, may I ask what kind of machine you have?
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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2 year old HP laptop. If I let the sun or a light get into the wrong position I can't see anything on it. Often I simply place my body between it and the light source. It sounds like you are running into positioning problems because of the layout of your furniture. Rearranging the entire house is a tough way to solve the problem!
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