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I combine multiple monitors with virtual desktops.

I have 6 monitors (2 rows of 3) plus the laptop panel below them on the desk; Windows is set to use 3 virtual desktops giving a total of 21 'screens'.

I use the first desktop for development, 1 or 2 (occasionally up to 4) copies of VS2019 (main web app plus interface process plus optional support apps), SSMS and couple of Chrome windows (usually one monitoring the production system which is mapped to be on all desktops plus one looking at my development page), Slack is on the laptop (also usually mapped to all desktops) to keep in touch with the rest of the team. I usually have VS2019 in the lower middle, Chrome to the left and SSMS to the right; the Chrome production monitor is at top middle. Top left and top right are used for SSMS if I need another VS window or open documentation pages.

The second desktop is for support and has RDCMAN on lower middle to connect to servers - the main web farm has about 20 servers at last count, the main production system I work with uses 9 servers and the development, test, training and QA environments each use 7; then there's about a dozen SQL servers supporting them with a number other support servers (interface, messaging, authentication, etc). The last time I counted there were over 100 for which I have remote access enable for administration hence RDCMAN is essential. This desktop also gets random web pages connecting to various servers plus a sysadmin SSMS instance to do on-the-fly fixes to various databases. I also have a VSCode window to look at logs, format error messages, etc, plus a couple of Debian WSL sessions, one of which is usually running tail on the log coming out of the production interface process, the other to run grep on them. The other screens here tend to be random depending on what I'm doing, except that production monitoring is still on top middle.

Desktop 3 is used for Outlook (lower right), open messages (usually lower middle) and random webpages opened on other screens (usually starting lower left). These may get moved to desktop 1 or 2 depending on whether they relate to development or support. Production monitoring is still top middle.

When I was in the office, nearly a year ago, I only used 3 monitors with 3 virtual desktops. Having the extra ones now I'm working from home makes it easier. Of course, in the office, we also had the wallboard monitors, so I didn't need to run my own monitoring sessions.

I can't understand how people can get anything done with just 2 monitors and no virtual desktops! I'd be forever tabbing through windows! Smile | :)
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