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Posted by Dellu
May 16, 2018 at 05:44 PM

 

I personally know no-one in this forum. But, I consider many of you guys as my friends—your comments have helped me a lot, improved my life tremendously.
Thank you for being so great.

Having positive outcomes in here, I sometimes have a temptation to ask all my problems in this forum. This question is one of those situations. it definitely is off topic. but, I hope you don’t mind.

I am guessing many of us in this forum in the academics.

I have seen some studies suggesting that computer monitors improve productivity. I right now work with with a 24’’ monitor. I am very happy with it. But, I really hope that I can open 3 windows side by side (Texstudio with split-screen & one window for PDF expert).

I have tried to do so calculations. It seems like I need a minimum of 32’’ monitor to work with 3 windows side by side (my sight is in a normal range).

Do any of you guys work with ultra-wide 29’’ (21:9) monitors? Can you work with 3 windows side by side? And, if so, what is your recommendation?

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 16, 2018 at 07:22 PM

 

I don’t know about ultrawide monitors but apparently people who use them consider themselves to be part of a master race :)

They even have their own subreddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/

BTW, we have had discussions about using multiple monitors in the past:

http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/4695

http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/3448

 


Posted by Lothar Scholz
May 16, 2018 at 07:52 PM

 

I would recommend a 40” Iiyama or a 43” Acer 4K Monitor for your work.
I use the Iiyama with two vertical mounted 2560x1440 to the right of it.
I had a quad monitor solution before with another one to the left of the main monitor
in portrait mode for reading documentation but the update to Ubuntu 18.04 forced
me to change my graphics card.

The upper right takes 2 webbrowser windows. The one below 3 console windows.
and the main screen my IDE development program.

This is an almost optimal setup for software development.

And i will keep it until there are 8K monitors with 43” and then maybe bring back the
portrait one for documentation/database browsing. Or mirror the left side with 2 monitors
to the right and use a total of 5. I now this sounds like total nerdism.

I would recommend against a widescreen monitor because of the small high of the 3
windows you get. A 4k can do the same and has more vertical space.
I find this very important for optimal workflow with text and documentation.
Widescreen is for watching movies and gaming but not workstations.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 16, 2018 at 08:10 PM

 

Lothar Scholz wrote:
>I would recommend against a widescreen monitor because of the small high
>of the 3
>windows you get. A 4k can do the same and has more vertical space.
>I find this very important for optimal workflow with text and
>documentation.
>Widescreen is for watching movies and gaming but not workstations.

Indeed, for this very reason I have one vertical 22” monitor (to work on portrait mode documents such as Word, PDF etc. or long lists, such as WorkFlowy, Outlook) and one landscape 22” monitor (to work with landscape mode documents such as spreadsheets, Gingko outlines) in addition to the laptop monitor (14”). Best of both worlds.

Another benefit of working with individual monitors is that you can switch them off to focus on just one or two at a time (as long as the particular drivers allow for that—some don’t).

 


Posted by Dellu
May 16, 2018 at 09:02 PM

 

Lothar Scholz wrote:
I would recommend a 40” Iiyama or a 43” Acer 4K Monitor for your work.
>I use the Iiyama with two vertical mounted 2560x1440 to the right of it.

Wow, won’t that be too much. 40’’ display is huge.

 


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