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post #11 of 32
smaller monitor, higher res. 28" does you no good when the words you look at are gigantic.

I use two 20" 1680x1050 IPS monitors and a 22" 1680 monitor.
post #12 of 32
1 should be enough, but if you were to get multiple, 3 would make the most sense. then there is no line in the middle of the picture (where the screens meet) just what i would go with. however i am no coder, but i know it helps with gaming, and such
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I like using 2 screens when programming.
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When I am coding, I have a one monitor in the standard landscape position... and then one rotated up 90º in the portrait position.

The vertical one works great for the screen that you keep your IDE on... see more lines of code at a time.

The horizontal one is great for splitting in half or whatever you need to do. Of course 3 monitors in portrait would probably be better than splitting one in half...



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smaller monitor, higher res. 28" does you no good when the words you look at are gigantic.

I use two 20" 1680x1050 IPS monitors and a 22" 1680 monitor.
well i mean i would be using 28" at 1920x1200 though, still think the words would be too big?



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I absolutely LOVE having dual monitors for coding. I can have my IDE open on one screen and the API open on the other. It's really handy.
That's my exact reason, lol.


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If this is for work, then you might have one monitor with Outlook open, and another with SSMS or Visual Studio open for example. If you had a third, you could have two instances of Visual Studio and/or SQL open with Outlook open in the third. Some people like to use one monitor for the actual code window within Visual Studio and another for the extra windows.
yeah i work with ssms at work, but how would you have two instances of visual studio open? I usually have 2 ssms instances open but was told by others that you literally cant have two instances of visual studio open

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1 is quite enough for me. you won't write code while looking up something on google so having it on another monitor is not much more helpfull then switching to it on the same one.
I usually code while looking things up, I just don't have the encyclopedic memory of remembering what everyone does. Switching between windows and nix doesn't help too hehe.


Thanks guys for your input, do you think the text on the 28" @ 1920x1200 will be too big though?
    
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post #16 of 32
I think it depends on the project, If its a big one then having an IDE open on one screen and another for an API (Like someone said) would be sweet
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yeah i work with ssms at work, but how would you have two instances of visual studio open? I usually have 2 ssms instances open but was told by others that you literally cant have two instances of visual studio open
Have you ever tried to simply open multiple Visual Studio projects? I usually have a minimum of two open with up to five.
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post #18 of 32
I can't not use 2 monitors for anything. Granted, my monitors are kind of small, 2 x 24", But I can't code sql without em. It's so hard using my laptop to punch code in with a tiny screen. I usually keep oracle open in one screen followed by notepad or whatever else I am using.

The convenience factor is there. It's 2011, 2 monitors should be a standard
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Ha, I do just fine with a single 19" monitor at 1440x900. Then again if I were stuck using some silly IDE then I might want more screen real estate just for all the garbage they insist on putting on the screen....
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I like 2 it really depends on what you are working on. At my normal day job I do web programming so it is really nice to have my editor open and then the webpage I am working on open on the other screen it is just so quick to swap back and forth between looking at the layouts and such and then looking back to modify some code snippet here or there.
    
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