My 4-monitor computer setup (16-inches + 49-inches + 34-inches + 24-inches)

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I use more monitors than any of my friends, the reasoning being approximately: if things fall out of my head when I don’t see them, why not just see all of them?

Here’s a video that goes into the detail of my setup and explains how exactly I use every monitor:


Video’s table of contents:

Introduction

0.1. 0:00 overview
0.2. 0:25 Worker League phone app (coded by Misha Yagudin)
0.3. 1:08 my standing desk that destroyed my roof

1:48 a 16-inch laptop screen

1.1. 1:52 virtual office / video calls
- 2:07 Divvy app for moving windows around using shortcuts (see description for links)
1.2. 2:34 incoming.md for most notes
- 2:46 thinking in writing in incoming.md
- 3:15 ~spaced repetition in incoming.md
1.3. 3:36 right-panel.md for things to be cleared out ~daily and evergreen notes
1.4. 4:06 focus-every-minute
1.5. 4:48 CRM

5:46 a 49-inch super ultrawide monitor

2.1. 6:07 writing/research
2.2. 6:50 coding
2.3. 7:23 OneNote
2.4. 8:21 Github project management
2.5. 8:39 spreadsheets
2.6. 10:04 daily-checklist
- 10:53 windows always on top (see description for AutoHotKey script)
- 11:49 bookmark folder trick
- 12:55 4 elements that allow me to [usually] wake up on time

16:12 a 34-inch ultrawide monitor

3.1. 16:18 Github

17:23 a 24-inch vertical monitor

4.1. 17:28 calendar
4.2. 17:45 random useful windows to get info from and to put info into

Mentioned in the video

My setup’s screen area:

total: 9037.37cm²

For comparison, a 55-inch 16:9 screen area: 8339.22cm²

(calculations were done via https://www.sven.de/dpi/)


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