Using Multiple Displays is very useful!
Over the past year I have been working hard to get my desk in productive shape. I have multiple monitors - which is great. The thing that I have been struggling with is getting it all to work.
After playing around with different configurations, I finally got something to work. Here's my current monitor setup.
This computer is my Slack headquarters. The only application that I have open on this display is Slack. This way I can easily respond to messages and see what is going on with various teams.
I know I could just enable notifications to see alerts, but I find it easy to have the application open so that I can keep an eye out.
Applications Used Here: Slack. (Occasionally I'll park Cypress task window so that it's not in the way.)
20" - Apple Cinema Display
This is my primary monitor. When I am working on automation or graphics this is where I am working. It's not as big as the Thunderbolt display, but it seems to be the perfect size to stay focus.
I'll have Chrome open with various tabs pinned to work-related responsibilities - such as email.
Applications Used Here: Chrome and BBEdit.
27" - Thunderbolt Display
This is my overflow display. Here is where I'll do some development work or browse around the Internet. This computer is wide and I usually have multiple apps open to get things done.
There are times when I use this computer to watch the Chrome console while automation runs. It's great to have windows side-by-side. Having my daily goals up on this display makes it easy to stay on track. I find that I tend to stay focused more on my goals.
Applications Used Here: Affinity Designer, BBEdit, DayOne, Notion and more.