What type of monitor(s) and setup do you use for software development?

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I'm curious to see what everyone is using. Do you roll with one monitor to keep the extra noise down? Do you use two 23" monitors side-by-side? Do you have one of your monitors turned in portrait mode? Does your setup look like something out of Swordfish? Let's discuss!

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My remote-work monitor setup uses three 24" monitors in an H configuration. I really like the portrait mode monitors for viewing long portions of code and I am able to tile effectively on Windows 10 using AquaSnap



This is super interesting to me.. How long have you been using this 'H' setup?


Been using it for about 9 months. Another benefit is that the screen space of the three monitors isn't spread out nearly as wide, meaning there is less side-to-side head movement.


I haven't been sitting at my desk a lot lately, so I've been using my laptop screen. However, when I do use it, I have a single 24" monitor that is eye level. I used to have multiple monitors, but I've found that using a single one has helped me focus on the current task at hand. I then make use of gesture swiping to switch between windows / screens / etc.


I just have my laptop on the left and an additional 21" monitor on the right. I usually use more the monitor.


At work I have 2 24" lenovo displays and at home I use my laptop in combination with my 27" hp and switch it rarely with the old 22" LG (not able to use both at the same time :( )

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