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Discussion on: How many monitors do you use when programming?

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Jamie Lawrence

In the last 6 months I’ve gone from 3 (24” | 24” | 13” laptop) to 1x24” after a prolonged period of neck pain causing astonishing headaches and much physiotherapy.

I’ve come full circle. It was great having multiple monitors but now I strongly believe the only place your head should be looking is straight ahead. Is it less productive? Maybe slightly when switching between code & browser or putting two documents side-by-side but I generally don’t miss it. Is it better for you? Unquestionably

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Jean-Michel Plourde Author

Nothing more important than health. I'll pay $1k if that is what I need in order to not have any pains.

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Jamie Lawrence

Forgot to add: I think I’ll upgrade the 24” monitor to a 27” 4K but probably not anything larger or I’ll develop the same problems.

Also: using a single monitor is great for focus. You don’t need Slack/email available to glance at all the time