i have 3. it's nice to be able to fullscreen my text editor on one screen, terminals on another, and web browser on the last. saves a lot of time that would have otherwise been spent switching between windows and moving them around,
I don't work, but it's very nice to have two or more monitors. I'm currently using my laptop with a crap tn monitor. I practice web coding and have live view on one and code on the other. Or working homework on one, browser on the other
I have 4 right now. I could probably dump 1 but I wouldn't want to work with fewer than 3 (2 in portrait orientation, and my laptop as sort of the "default" screen).
Coding, terminal stuff, browsing the web, etc... really shines in portrait orientation, and multiple monitors means more content. You could argue for a 30" monitor and tiling, but I've gone this way instead.
I got 3 monitors I do video work, modeling, and a little bit of coding in my free time When modeling, I can have a full screen dedicated to just the modeling, a second screen for the graph editors and other shit, and have another screen open with settings and a render preview open. 3 monitors can have many other useful implementations in a working environment, but i was mainly explaining the one i am most familiar with.
>>46903169 >>46905764 Doing GIS data analysis and mapping, its nice to be able to have the parameters/data manipulation on one screen and the actual rendering on another. Too little space on one screen.
>he doesn't use GNU/Linux and multiple virtual desktops which completely eliminate the need for multimonitor which is a fucking stupid hack created by macfags to make themselves seem cooler than they really are
I use loonix and sometimes winblows and I still have use for multi monitor setups. It's just easier if you can look at multiple things at one time without the need to keep switching back and forth or do some bullshit "snap" to the edges bullshit in which the visibility is reduced like 10 fold.
I have my second one turned off most of the time. When I'm on Windows I have VirtuaWin for multiple desktops, and every GNU/Loonix WM has it anyway. The second monitor can be handy but is not very useful (aside from gaming as you say).
>>46909843 Well seeing as multitasking is literally just switching between multiple tasks, and multiple monitors allows you to have those multiple tasks active concurrently, then yes, multiple monitors help with multitasking.
>>46909940 I'm sorry, I should have prefaced with the fact that I'm not that guy, since I hate when people do this (jump in and then later claim to be unrelated to the first poster).
Still, I don't see how it's unrelated. If you'll check your phone whenever it notifies you of something new, you're beholden to personal messages and notifications either way. Having a monitor to display it doesn't really have any impact on your productivity.
Maybe you could make the argument that dedicating a whole monitor to personal stuff is a waste of a monitor, in which case sure you should have something else on that monitor (but let's face it, nobody enforces hardline rules on these things).
If the monitor has movement or change on it (e.g. a playlist of distracting videos on youtube), then sure that monitor is actively distracting you. If you just have Facebook open, then a quick glance at the page tells you that you have no notifications (red balloons are pretty noticeable). A quick glance is generally less disruptive than bringing Facebook to the forefront of your workspace (e.g. the forefront on the one or two monitors you otherwise use).
You can replace Facebook with "personal email" or "twitter" or whatever else.
>>46909970 If you're going to work, work. If you're going to play, play. I fail to understand the point in having your work taking up an entire screen while you're dicking around on another. It takes no more time to switch to a different desktop than it does to turn your head to another monitor, and you save desk space and electricity.
>>46905764 I still do that with 3 monitors. Smaller monitor up top just for monitoring programs (temps, task manager for shit like RAM usage), 2560x1440 main monitor below that spit into two windows with anywhere from 10-20 tabs each, smaller 1920x1080 monitor to the right that's usually turned off but comes on for secondary uses (guides whilst gaming, watching a film while still wanting to do stuff on the main monitor, watching Ebay auctions, etc.).
>>46903169 I actually am starting to work with CAD and the urge to go buy and hook up a second monitor or even a third, is slowly growing.
One to just work on a basic model. Simple shit like that. Or maybe I'm fixing something I realized I'd have problems with once I printed it off to test its functionality. Basic shit.
Two if I'm designing something and I have to use tools I've never used and thus, have to have a tutorial or some shit up. Especially in 3D modeling. Something that should have just been a simple cut out can turn into, "Wait, if I cut this out, I can compact my design even further by... Okay, but how do I put this into the program?"
Two if I'm working off of a technical drawing I scanned in and am putting it into CAD
And three if I have two or more inter-working pieces or systems that are too complicated to share on one screen, along with the technical drawings pulled up on the third.
OR if I'm working on something that I'd like to look at simultaneously from different sides and angles. So from the X, Y, or Z axis.
In my work I use a lot of browser pages and lightroom so 3 1440p monitors is perfect. Don't know what's so special about eyefinity gaming tho, the "stretched" look that you get from the huge FOV looks pretty bad on the side monitors and things like the reticle look like ass due to the poor scaling of certain elements
>>46909538 can you share how you stretched a wallpaper over several screens like that?
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