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FAQs

Setup and Configuration

What are the dimensions and the minimum desktop size for Tidy Desk?

Front View - Dimensions on a 60" wide desktop:

    The height of the Tidy Desk is 19.5", but the overall height will depend on the monitor size and placement. The monitor illustrated is a 27" monitor.

    Top View - Dimensions on a 60" wide by 30" deep desktop:

     3D Desktop on a 60" x 30" desk - Top View

    Top View - Dimensions on a 60" wide by 24" deep desktop:

    3D Desktop on a 60" x 24" desktop - Top View

    The minimum desk size is 44" wide by 24" deep. Tidy Desk is 44" wide and the depth is 15" from the drawer rail to the rear of the unit. On a 24" deep worksurface, this leaves 9" of space to accommodate for a large keyboard.

     

    What monitors work with Tidy Desk?

    All monitors ranging in size from 17" to 32" will work, but they must be VESA-compatible (the same 4 holes in the back of the monitor that every monitor arm requires). If you have an Apple monitor, you may need a VESA adapter. We recommend the Vivo Adapter VESA Mount Kit.

    How do you set up multiple monitors?

    Place the 2nd (or 3rd) monitor on a single monitor arm, and place the base of the monitor arm to the side of the Tidy Desk. This allows the monitor arm to go around the shelves and allow you to position the 2nd monitor freely. On smaller desks with large monitors, you may want to position the Tidy Desk to one side to allow room for the 2nd monitor.

    Ergonomically, it is best to position your primary monitor directly in front of you to reduce neck twisting and your 2nd monitor to the side, versus having both monitors off-angle. This dual monitor configuration reduces straining your levator scapulae muscle (the leading desk-related injury) and improves your posture and health. With prices of single 27" or larger monitor dropping lower than 2 monitors, it is best to use a single large monitor with split screen to reduce prolonged neck twisting even further.

     

    What assembly is required?

      Assembly time is about 10 minutes. There are a total of 12 Phillips screws required for assembly. A power drill with a Phillips head at the lowest tension setting can be used, or a Phillips screwdriver.