A few weeks ago I complained about having to get a widescreen monitor when my previous monitor died. I found the screen too short and too wide, with printed lines as endless as midwestern freight trains.
I've solved the problem, in a fashion. I upgraded my driver so that it permits screen rotation, and picked up an Omnimount WS3 desktop mount that lets me rotate the screen. This gives me a tall narrow screen when I want, and a wide one when I want. The tall one is really tall, so I generally use a window somewhat shorter that the maximum so I don't have to crane up at the top menu.
Here's what it looks like when displaying full text:
And, so you can see the mount, here it is moved out of the way:
BTW, this gives you a decent idea of what my desk usually looks like: not that messy, given my natural tendencies. A few souvenirs, art work by offspring, and the all-important container of MetaPhor (actually an agarose I got a lab friend to give to me).