Jim Durand
Mar 28, 2017 · 1 min read

I agree that for most tasks, mastering virtual desktops is superior to having your work spread out through multiple monitors. These days, my extra monitor is just gathering dust.

But, you have to admit that for some tasks, the extra monitor is useful:

  • Having your developer console at the tilt of the eye
  • Keeping an eye on some background task running in a console
  • Having a browser in “CSS auto-refresh” while tweaking visuals

While on the move (more and more at home), I keep an iPad in front of my Roost mounted MacBook Pro. It doubles as an ad hoc extra screen with duet and I’m pretty happy with the setup.

I feel that quickly looking down and back up feels more natural than looking right then back left.

my 2¢.

    Jim Durand

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    I’m an entrepreneur × software developer living in the beautiful Quebec City. I love solving real problems with software. I drink a lot of coffee.