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as a programmer i can tell you more monitors is better

having hte ability to move from screen to screen is better then one large area

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As much as I may have commented about how people don't need n monitors etc; yesterday I was finding my 17" laptop screen a real bind.

I needed at least 3 times more screen space frown.gif
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As much as I may have commented about how people don't need n monitors etc; yesterday I was finding my 17" laptop screen a real bind.

I needed at least 3 times more screen space frown.gif
And I complain about my 1080p 23".
post #84 of 108
Two monitors minimum. Three ideal.

I usually have one primary for working on. One for websites or docs or whatever. This is mandatory for reading off one screen and typing onto another. Much faster than moving windows around while you type.
Third screen, I usually leave Outlook open, to make sure I never miss anything.

Also, 1200 vertical pixels is the minimum best for productivity. 1920x1200 monitors were designed to be able to fit two document pages side-by-side without zooming or scrolling.
1920x1080 was designed for tv/movies, not for computers. That resolution only became popular because it was cheap to produce, and manufacturers could advertise "True HD", which sounds good. But is of course worse than 1920x1200, which also came first btw.
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Lately I've been doing work with a browser side by side with an IDE on a 15" 1280x800 display. Now that is tricky.
    
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Third screen, I usually leave Outlook open, to make sure I never miss anything.
Sorry, but I draw the line there. Outlook has notifications. There's absolutely no need to dedicate a screen to it.
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Two is perfect (code/browser or output), more than that, especially side by side and it's to immersive and affronting.
    
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Two is perfect (code/browser or output), more than that, especially side by side and it's to immersive and affronting.

More than two helps for other debugging windows like watch and memory windows wink.gif But depending on your project you may not need to use these features, but I always do tongue.gif
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Sorry, but I draw the line there. Outlook has notifications. There's absolutely no need to dedicate a screen to it.

Who pays attention to notifications when writing beautiful prose in their favourite language?
    
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Who pays attention to notifications when writing beautiful prose in their favourite language?

You don't have to. The notification pushes an envelope in your system tray. Just like how notifications work on every phone OS for the last 20 years. I find it hard to believe that these same people require two screens for every phone they've owned: one for gaming/music/whatever and the other just for text messages/emails.
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