Double Vision: Combine Work with Browsing and Watching Videos
Article by George Norman
On 16 Feb 2009
This one is more suited for your Featured Office Time Waster series, but since it is not an intriguing Flash game I though it would deserve an article of its own. Double Vision is a free piece of software that lets you surf the internet or watch movies inside work-related windows; and when someone gets too close for comfort, a simple keyboard shortcut will hide Double Vision away (much like Dad’s Around 1.1).

In order to use Double Vision you will need a 32 or 64bit machine running on windows XP or Windows Vista, 3Mb of free disk space and a recommended 1GB of RAM. If your system complies with these system requirements, then you can use it to browse the internet and watch videos at a custom transparency setting.


Picture this scenario if you will: you are at work, and wouldn’t you know it, you want to do anything else apart from working. Just fire up your MSOffice Word document, then fire up Double Vision - because it has a transparency setting, you can watch TV while at the same time keeping an eye on that Word doc. Just as not to draw any unnecessary attention to yourself, you could once in a while do a little work in that Word document – this is always a possibility, you can access your work stuff even with Double Vision turned on.

No matter how inconspicuous you try to be (we are in the middle of an economic crisis after all and losing your job at this point in time would only lead you to sell your hardware online), some co-worker will inevitably come over for one reason or another. This is when the Ctrl + Esc key combination will come in handy as it will act as a boss key.

If you would like to get Double Vision, a download location is available here.

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