My two monitor solution working with Yola

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I love to work fast when I am working on my site so I have to make sure that I am working as efficiently as possible.

Because I have two monitors on my iMac, what I do is open Yola on both screens. This way I find it easier to use so I don't always have to juggle windows etc... I can have Yola on one screen and my text editor (or whatever app I am using) on the other making it a snap to copy/paste between windows.

Just a thought for anyone who has two monitors and wants to work more efficiently with Yola.
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Yikes Randy

Just to let you know that having Yola open in two windows and using the same browser leaves yourself wide open to loosing pages of your site due to code interaction. Regardless if you use two screens it still interacts the same.

This bug is created when you preview and or update your site and any code on Yola window one can transfer over to Yola window two. This blends each page together and thus breaks the page you are working on and in most cases you are left with a locked out page in your site builder. There are few if any ways to fix a site once this has happened and I strongly caution you and anyone else against doing this for fear of loosing, weeks or longer spent working on their sites.

I offer a solution in that if you have Yola open in Firefox and Yola open in Opera, IE or another browser then the cross over bug will not be created. It only happens when it is the same browser.

I have had this happen at least 3 or 4 times in the last year and don't want you to go down that road friend... ;) I never yelled so loud when I had to rebuild my entire index page... LOL)

As this thread will more than likely damage others site I kindly ask that it be removed...

Happy site building
Ed

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P.S. Randy I am digging your site man... Keep up the great work
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Thanks Ed, If you are a jazz fan is there someone you would like me to feature on my show?

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Hey Randy

I think it's great to hear new ideas and thank you for sharing them with us. Having two monitors can be a great time-saver.

I just want to clarify that the site builder should never be opened twice, whether they be in the same browser or even in two different browsers. Doing this will cause errors.

However, if you just have Yola open on one monitor and a different application open on your other monitor for easy access - such as your text editor, then this is a great way to quickly copy & paste between the two windows.
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I keep notepad open on my second monitor while working on my site.It is very handy and a constant reminder to clean anything I add first.....Using a second monitor really does speed things up
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I feel really bad about all of this! Should my initial post be removed? The last thing I want to do is cause problems for other Yola users especially newbies.

I am really sorry for any misunderstanding! The good thing is that I learned alot from this post and I thank all of you for your excellent comments!!! :)
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No way ...I think many would do well using 2 monitors...It is like anything we do ....We need to make sure we are doing things correctly.That is what is so great about this forum.you can bounce an idea out there and get feedback on what to do and what not to do.
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Thanks John!

I thought the Rapidweaver forum was the best forum I was ever part of but I have to say that this forum is special in so many ways. I love it as well s the constructive dialog that goes on!!