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Space to multitask.
Most humans can sense electromagnetic radiation in the spectrum of visible light with two eyes.
C0D45940135dMore space for everything I need open, a single screen is not enough, dual is dropbearable, 3 is ideal but a 4th 🤤
A normal day for me:
Mobaxterm with up to 6 connections
VsCode x 2 or 3 instances
Chrome x 3 windows usually
Excel x "N" windows for the day
Virtualbox, mostly headless but for when I need desktop I need a window open.
Windows Remote Desktop
Sadly, my day can jump between some or all of the above, more screen realestate = less I have to find.
Ubbe99935dTo my knowledge the only time Bill Gates lead the way was when he promoted a 3 screen setup long ago. Or showed of his own is was he did I guess.
I am with him all the way there.
Vanegas9090107535dMultitasking man 👌🏻
uyouthe1398235dI don’t know man. I use one 12” monitor for everything and it works fine. I tried double monitor setup, two LG OptiFine, and felt no improvement at all, only the pain and decrease in productivity.
But your eye situation may be different
Voxera815435dIts many times a personal option but also depends on what you are doing.
If I develop a website and want to debug I prefer to be able to see both the webpage and the debugger side by side, and often, if a database is involved I have that on a third monitor do check that the right fields is set.
Other times I use slack calls on one monitor while having reference material on another.
But I know some prefer just one and switching between
I don't want dual setup. I want triple, or if I could wish for anything, quadruple...
010001111268335dIt’s screen real estate
deadlyRants481835dToo many people here seem to not know about large screens. Or just love bezels in the middle of their field of view.
GentleGarden335dNetflix on one screen... vim, slack, Google, Jira, notion, Gmail, calendar on the other.
010001111268335d@deadlyRants been using a super wide curved screen.
I hated it. No flexibility. You need extra software. hard to move. you can’t rotate them 90deg to read a large doc, not cheap if you require color accuracy, or low latency, or high refresh rates, usually not cheaper than 3 specific monitors.
And overall most still have shitty bezels that cut off pixels when you don’t sit properly in front of them
Don’t get me started on 4K tv’s as screens, I don’t want to break my neck
thebiochemic17434ddual monitor setup is good for multitasking stuff, single monitor setup is good for focusing on one thing. I do use both setups, depending on what my situation is. For work i always have two monitors, because i need to have a short response time there, but when i do art related stuff, i don't want to be distracted at all (therefore i usually use one display, except sometimes, when working with direct reference).
in the end it's personal preference, as @Voxera already mentioned. Use how many Monitors you feel comfortable with.
giacometti3030dI like it for doing work on desktop versions of sites, super-wide media query stuff. It’s useful to have your developer tools on one screen and your view on the other, not so crammed.