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Discussion on: Devs how much does an extra screen help in programming like reading documentation while coding etc

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While coding I use the extra monitor for -

  1. Docs, stack-overflow or googling
  2. Checking the output while doing web development.
  3. Playing anime as noise XD weird but helps me to concentrate.
  4. Browser console to check the logs, on primary monitor I just toggle between browser and code editor.

While designing you obviously need some space or you'll end up scrolling and changing windows a lot; and multiple monitors are still cheaper than ultra huge monitor.

PS: Moving your eyes from one monitor to another takes some time, there isn't a lot you can understand from your peripheral vision. So instead of switching your eyes, you just end up looking at one monitor for ~80%