My favorite monitor setup

By Ryan
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Use whatever you want for your center monitor, but for the sides use 4K monitor(s) rotated portrait. Why?

  • When you use a 4K in portrait, you get the real estate of 2-4 screens in high detail.
  • With this setup, you don't have to look hard to the left or right, everything is pretty central.
  • Most modern applications let you zoom, so I keep the monitor at 100% scaling.
  • In Windows you can use TidyTabs to keep a set of programs tabbed into one area, reducing the need for extra screens. In Linux there are other tools. FancyZones in Windows can help with positioning as well.