JobBOSS | Ideas

Multiple monitor support

A lot of shops have dual screen setups. It would be very beneficial to be able to set up a Job Entry screen, Material Screen, and/or a Raw Stock screen side by side. 

  • Nick Lindsay
  • Apr 11 2017
  • Developed
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  • Trey Clark-Carey commented
    11 Aug, 2023 02:49pm

    Topic Bump
    I agree with Kellie Simcic - that was back in 2020

  • Kellie Simcic commented
    21 May, 2020 05:57pm

    What exactly does “Developed” mean? How do we access this function?

    Kellie C. Simcic
    Production Planner
    440.446.8800 (o)
    440.479.2818 (c)

    749 Miner Road
    Highland Heights, Ohio 44143

  • Tameilya Terrace commented
    21 May, 2020 05:37pm

    The most recent JobBOSS version will include this -- I believe we need to wait for it to be officially released for download.

  • Harry Shoemaker commented
    21 May, 2020 05:21pm

    This is developed?

    How do I get to utilize it?

    *Harry Shoemaker*

    Shoemaker Mfg Solutions, Inc.

    Phone: 215.723.5567 *EXT 102*

    Fax: 215.723.1540



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  • Harry Shoemaker commented
    21 May, 2020 05:20pm

    I'm all for it, when is it going to be implemented? It would be very helpful, I think JB is lagging behind the competition. These comments are old below Oct. 2019?

  • Jonathan Weaver commented
    22 Oct, 2019 05:44pm

    Having dual ( or more ) monitors has become very common.  This suggestion would be very helpful.  Being able to look at multiple modules at the same time would facilitate copy/paste operations.

  • Nick Lindsay commented
    21 Aug, 2018 01:54pm

    Chad, it has not been implemented yet. We are all anxiously waiting for that day to come though..

  • Chad Tessmann commented
    30 Jul, 2018 09:28pm

    When can we see this idea implemented?  I see it was created a year ago and is the most voted for idea on this support page.  Did I miss the update?

  • Nick Lindsay commented
    25 Jul, 2018 02:17pm

    I too utilize the 2 instance workaround. However, be aware that any changes made in one will NOT reflect until refreshed on the other. Also, if working on a linked item, there is an issue of losing data if not saved correctly.. 

  • Kenneth Goodson commented
    16 Jan, 2018 07:29pm

    We are using the same method as Oscar Salazar by opening the JobBOSS application twice, then logging in to both. I can confirm that it only uses 1 license.

  • Joshua Soule commented
    24 Jul, 2017 10:18pm

    as a workaround, you can actually open two instances of jobboss and display them side-by-side. the results are much nicer in v12.0 but this also works in previous versions

  • Oscar Salazar commented
    14 Jul, 2017 06:36am

    Open JobBoss application twice, enter same credentials on both and place either side by side or one on each monitor. It should still only use one license.

  • Guest commented
    11 May, 2017 11:38am

    The ability to open, or just view, more than one of anything would be helpful.  For example, when purchasing, you sometimes you want to view a previous order for certain details, and not directly copy it. Rather than having to print it, even with a single monitor, the ability to have multiple instances open would be great, as long as the windows can be sized,  One of my biggest complaints about JB has always been it's inability to act like typical windows programs, remembering user preferences like size and column positions and sorts.  I believe changing that alone would make lots of folks happy.

  • Danny Hogge commented
    5 May, 2017 11:03am

    Having ShopBOSS on one screen and ShopView or Order Entry on the other would be very helpful as well.  Essentially, it would be very helpful to have the ability for each module and reporting to open in it's own window per user preference.

  • William Bailey commented
    4 May, 2017 06:13pm

    Likewise, the JobBoss interface really only utilizes 50% of the screen real estate that I have available on a single monitor.  It would be nice if you could open two quotes at once within the same JobBoss window and compare them side by side.  Or two jobs, or a job and a quote... you get the idea.  Often times I find myself wanting to look at a quote and a current job at the same time. 

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