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Chapter 2. Adjusting and using your monitor 

This section will give you information on adjusting and using your monitor. 

Comfort and accessibility 

Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer 

and to avoid discomfort. Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit 

your individual needs and the kind of work that you perform. In addition, use 

healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while using your 

computer. For more detailed information on any of these topics, visit the Healthy 

Computing Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/healthycomputing/. 

Arranging your work area 

Use a work surface of appropriate height and available working area to allow you to 

work in comfort. 
Organize your work area to match the way you use materials and equipment. Keep 

your work area clean and clear for the materials that you typically use and place the 

items that you use most frequently, such as the computer mouse or telephone, within 

the easiest reach. 
Equipment layout and setup play a large role in your working posture. The following 

topics describe how to optimize equipment setup to achieve and maintain good 

working posture. 

Positioning your monitor 

Position and adjust your computer monitor for comfortable viewing by considering 

the following items: 
•   Recommended viewing distance between the eye and the monitor screen is 1.5 x 

the diagonal of the screen. Solutions in meeting this required distance in cramped 

office situations include pulling desk away from wall or divider to make room for 

monitor, using flat panel or compact displays placing the monitor in the desk 

corner, or placing the keyboard in an adjustable drawer to create a deeper 

working surface. 

•   Monitor height: Position the monitor so your head and neck are in a comfortable 

and neutral (vertical, or upright) position. If your monitor does not have height 

adjustments, you might have to place books or other sturdy objects under the 

base of the monitor to achieve the desired height. A general guideline is to 

position the monitor such that the top of the screen is at or slightly below your 

eye-height when you are comfortably seated. However, be sure to optimize your 

monitor height so the line of site between your eyes and the center the monitor 

suits your preferences for visual distance and comfortable viewing when your eye 

muscles are in a relaxed state. 

•   Tilt: Adjust the tilt of your monitor to optimize the appearance of the screen 

content and to accommodate your preferred head and neck posture. 

•   General location: Position your monitor to avoid glare or reflections on the screen 

from overhead lighting or nearby windows. 

The following are some other tips for comfortable viewing of your monitor: 

Chapter 2.