The benefits of using a second screen while programming

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Using two different programming screens can come in handy if you are a programmer.

Whatever project you are working on, you need to switch between tabs to move on with the project.

This is frustrating and time-consuming. But if you have a second screen to work with, your productivity boosts up.

So, let’s look at some ways in which using a second programming language can be useful.

1. You save time:

The first and obvious benefit is time. Saving time is critical in close deadline types of situations. You can save up to several minutes daily.

2. Increased productivity:

Your time of switching between the screens drastically reduces, which increases your productivity.

3. Become more organized:

With a second screen, you can keep documentation open on one screen and the interpreter/IDE on the second screen.

At work, I always open Pycharm on one screen and Datagrip on another screen while coding. It is a game changer for getting things done quickly.

4. Easy on the eyes: 

There is always a primary screen and a secondary screen. You spend most of your time on the primary one. It would be best if you had the primary screen with a large display as it is easy on the eyes and reduces strain.

I have tested it myself.

5. Pro at multitasking:

As a programmer, switching between tabs and applications is necessary to get the work done. With two screens at hand, you are now able to multitask.

6. Better accuracy: 

A second screen can help you spot errors and typos more easily, leading to higher accuracy and better quality work.

7. Increased efficiency: 

Having a second screen can help you complete tasks faster, as you don’t need to constantly switch between windows.

8. Better work experience: 

A second screen can make your work more enjoyable and less frustrating, as you have more space to work with and can easily access the information you need.


A second screen is undoubtedly a great utility. A utility that all programmers should consider while working. I used to work on a laptop without a second screen. While I got the work done my experience was great. But a second screen was a blessing in disguise and I did enjoy the above benefits that I mentioned. So, all in all, a second screen will improve your productivity and overall work experience.

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Talha is a seasoned Software Engineer with a passion for exploring the ever-evolving world of technology. With a strong foundation in Python and expertise in web development, web scraping, and machine learning, he loves to unravel the intricacies of the digital landscape. Talha loves to write content on this platform for sharing insights, tutorials, and updates on coding, development, and the latest tech trends

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