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Do you use a dual/multi-monitor setup? If so, do you think it makes you more productive? 

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333 deviants said I don't use a multi-monitor setup.
36%
220 deviants said I use a multi-monitor setup and it makes me more productive.
7%
43 deviants said I use a multi-monitor setup and my productivity is no more or less than it usually is.
2%
10 deviants said I use a multi-monitor setup and it makes me less productive.

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noobsgalore Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw on a 2 in 1 digitizer laptop and play music/art streams through my desktop. The desktop lets me check references/other useful info without needing switching out of Manga Studio. Very helpful. :)
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Porroh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
I once tried to do a multi-monitor setup, my tablet was actin funny cause it acts as a mouse, and would just stretch my lines out and it got pretty annoying.
although i do have my old pc hooked up to the same monitor for when i work on games n stuff
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hoshidoragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
I used to use a dual-monitor setup at school. It was pretty handy when doing intensive things like video editing (being able to follow a tutorial in real time while seeing what you're doing on the other screen? Feels so good). The rest of the time, though, I just used the second screen as a way to show off another wallpaper I really like.

At home, I have a laptop, but it's 1920x1080 resolution so I can basically fit two windows on it anyway.
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bb-malone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
More monitors = more procrastination.
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ultraoddscreation Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
With two monitors I can do two things without having to constantly hitting tab.
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OptixPanda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With multiple monitors, I can watch and draw porn at the same time. THE SAME TIME! 8D
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VoreMcLoving Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
I need a bigger desk before I do that shit.
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Kazecat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dual monitor is very helpful.  For reference, streaming, watching videos and all around general multitasking.  Hell you could even put a game on the 2nd monitor and doodle during its idle times if the game has any.
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Crandroid Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I plan on getting a second monitor. It would really help to draw on one screen while keeping a reference image on another
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Raulzus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
I would but I don't have enough space on my tiny desk.
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Geinto Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Digital Artist
It REALLY helps with juggling multiple things at once. If you're the kind of person who bounces around multiple windows a lot, it makes things hell of a lot easier. Take, for instance, just using a reference while you work in PS or whatever because you're too poor to afford one of those beaitiful cintiq things. I also enjoy them for non work purposes too. For example, I got really into the Discord chat program, and I always keep it fullscreened in my spare monitor so I can keep an eye on it while I do other things. I also DM a Pathfinder game in Tabletop Simulator, and having a second window to reference sheets in is WAY better than alt tabbing near constantly to keep up with what's happening.
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I used 3 Monitors, 2 of them are regular 16:9 1920 x 1080, however the middle is a 21:9 display. When I do photoediting and reports for classes, the productivity is significantly easier.

Edit: I meant 16:9, not 16:4
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Butter-Cups Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
*Boob on each monitor*
This is life 8I
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WhatCouldGoWr0ng Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Depends on your definition of productive. For an artist, I can see how it could increase productivity by having reference photos/whathaveyou on one screen and your paint program on the other. I'm not an artist [yet(?)] And I still think having dual monitors increases my "productivity" alot. They are incredibly useful, and if you're an artist i'd highly reccomend picking one up
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Sarkeset Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
All depends on the size you need things open at, the number of things you need open, and how much it really matters if you're good at alt-tabbing quickly. I mean if all else failed and you were just using it for references which you'd have open long enough to worry about screen burn you could be asking yourself is if it would make you more productive to print the references and pin them up next to your monitor. Or if you purchased a streaming box of some sort and put your monitor next to a TV. Not saying either are the best idea in comparison mind you, just pointing out one could say they are.

Short version, if you need communication clients open, and a lot of them open at once I mean, probably good to have a monitor or two just for them. Reference use is hit or miss based off your needs to consult it, as someone who codes can be a bit more useful for me at least to have some things open on both screens at once when I can afford the space. 
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anonn4k Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
When I first got my second monitor, I'd actually say it distracted me. I hadn't really figured out how to use it properly. 

Now I pretty much only use the second monitor for things that I want to look at occasionally. It's definitely useful. One of my favorite uses is having a Youtube video to listen to while I work, or just do something that's not particularly engaging. I like being able to watch the video if it becomes relevant.
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uhawww Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Multimonitor setups are great.
They prevent me from doing nothing but playing PSO2.
Now I can do other things...while playing PSO2.
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PlumpSpiderGwen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I use a multi computer setup, so I'm a bit weird.  It's nice having two separate computers doing two separate tasks, and if I have a crash it only effects a fraction of my current work load.  It does make me more productive.
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BIasty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a laptop and a tablet and I still can't play planetside 2
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TheSoylentOrange Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Writer
It's sooooo much better to have one monitor with all my refs, research, and communications on it, and then another monitor just for work.
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NiaYumiya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
If you're a major multitasker like myself then having a dual monitor setup is a godsend to have so much space to work with.

Otherwise, it's not necessary to have it if you tend to do things one at a time.
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dist34 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
It depends on the task but dual monitors are great for programming and, from what I've heard at least, art (drawing or modeling).

You can grab an LCD monitor for next to nothing these days so you could try it at the very least.
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GAIN-OVER Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Yes. It makes it easier to check up stuff on the other monitor without slowing down stuff in the one I'm working on. :)
Only exception would be doing streams, since both computers share the same connection, though I'm not sure how much of a slow down it produces. lol
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