Blue Yeti Microphone
WALI Single Monitor Gas Spring ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NLMLLT6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share )
Logitech C920 webcam
Desk Pad ( https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N2FZRSF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_hayrNIS7MEuUu )
Vortex Tab 90M keyboard
CalDigit TS3 dock
Logitech MX Master 3 mouse
MacBook Pro 2020 13” 10th gen intel i5
TwelveSouth Book Arc laptop stand
Table from CB2 (many years ago!)
No idea where chair is from.
I'm using a Varmilo VA68M Mechanical Keyboard with a silver case and custom keycaps.
My monitor is the LG 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide.
I'm mounting my monitor with this Gas–Spring Mount from Amazon.
I'm using the 2016 15'' Macbook Pro.
My trackpad is the Apple Magic Trackpad 2.
The External Hard Drives are G-Drives, which collectively have a total of 38TB.
You may want to look into Synergy. It is a paid app. But it would be great for this setup. I have used it before and really enjoyed it. Essentially you would only need one keyboard and mouse that would then be shared across computers
I also have the Luna display adapter but I tend to use the software only solution more to keep one of USB-C ports open. Catalina users can use Sidecar but I'm not quite ready to make the switch until the OS is more stable.
Arm— VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Monitor— LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C Connectivity sRGB 99 percentage Color Gamut and HDR10 Compatibility, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YGZ7C1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_680.Fb090040D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
S4 mini nfc
Macbook pro 15" 2018
Dell s2716dg (left)
LG Ultrafine 5k 27"
Apple homepod space grey
Hp omen 300
If you're at all familiar with -- or want to get to know -- the terminal.app, install homebrew. Aside from a plethora of *nix utilities and programs, you can install different/up to date versions of python, ruby, crystal, erlang & elixir... command line utilities like youtube-dl or alternative shells, like zsh.
If there are any apps available outside the Mac App store as well as IN the app store, get the ones from the respective publisher's website. There are restrictions that Apple places on apps available in the store (functionality-wise that is).
Short version (full explanation here):
>The main reason many apps aren’t available on the Mac App Store is the “sandboxing” requirement. As on Apple’s iOS, apps listed in the Mac App Store must run in a restricted sandbox environment. They have only a tiny little container they have access to, and they can’t communicate with other applications. They can’t access all the files on your computer — if they want to access a file, they have to pop open an Open dialog and you have to choose that specific file.
Nothing fancy, just a little workspace in my shitty Mountain View studio that costs practically an entire paycheck. I do the bulk of my programming at work so I didn't feel the need to buy external monitors or a keyboard and mouse. But I do occasionally work on side projects or set up test environments to play around with new tech. Just unwinding and listening to some music in this picture.
Got a whole bunch of other books if anyone wants to see.
I would recommend getting one of those monitor+laptop mounts and clamp it to your desk. Have fun "working"!
You can with this extension: HumanCentric Mounting Bracket Compatible with Intel NUC | VESA Monitor Arm Extension Plate Compatible with The NUC Mini PC Computer https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07KB4YWQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_77GFGTKVY6FTJBJQ56GM
Might need an arm and the vesa adapter for the mac mini but it’s doable
Yeah lol I used to work for Apple and that was sent to me after my 5th year working for them.
Link to the stand. I just got it but it seems like it distributes the weight pretty well.
Luminoodle Professional Bias Lighting for HDTV | 6500K True White + 15 Color LED TV Backlight with Remote | USB Lights Strip Kit for Home Theater Ambient Lighting - Pro - Large (30" - 40" TV) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0788Z13K2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_PT1.FbS4QYFYY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
> engageing deTECHtive skills
> Samsung logo
> menu bar looks 4K
> search amazon for 4K samsung monitor
> might be this Samsung U28E850R
I did this same setup with my mac mini a year or two ago with a bracket you can buy at amazon. It really works great! Cleans up your desk and gives it that whole minimalist look that Apple enthusiasts appreciate.
I'm mounting my monitor with this Gas–Spring Mount from Amazon.
And yes, that's a headphone & mic jack, and a USB 3.0 Port at the base of the mount!
You can do all this with Hammerspoon. It takes relative minor efforts to write and setup your own configuration (written in Lua). You can also look at sample configurations to get a better idea. I basically have one "only mbp" layout and one "mbp + external display" layout. Both are tied to specific hotkeys, so when I get home, I connect the mbp to the monitor, hit the dual screen layout hotkey, and voilà. Handling spaces is less trivial though, but there are ways to do it.
Hey! Im using this one:
It holds well! No wobble either.
I've got a light bar on a glossy Apple Cinema Display. I don't get glare on the screen from it, but it does illuminate the black area above the screen, which I find to be a bit distracting. Also any dust on the screen is much more noticeable.
I've got this one and I'm quite a fan of the wireless remote - no others I've seen with a wireless remote like this.
Not thunderbolt, unfortunately, I don't think that's possible within the standard, but if that's the Anker hub, I don't think it's thunderbolt anyway. I use this and it works perfectly for me, connected to power, a 1440p screen, a mouse and speakers over USB.
Unless I'm wrong about which hub that is! But I had great results with this cable.
It's just an Amazon Basics one, it does the job!
Cheap HP mouse from amazon. I don’t use Vim. Our professor told us to use VI (we write the code on a Linux server) but I use atom text editor and compile it via ssh with gcc. I also don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m new to coding.
I'm pretty sure it's this one from dribbble link
The download includes the image files for the clock face and the hands so there might be some way of getting it to work on linux
The MacBook Pro is hidden behind the Thunderbolt Display using Just Mobile's AluRack.
The desk and chair are Ikea:
Looks nice. As someone who had the Thunderbolt Display not long ago — do your eyes a favor and get a higher ppi display. Yours is 109ppi compared with 226ppi on the MacBooks Retina display. I wish I had done it a lot sooner; everything looks so much better, especially text. I got this one, it’s pretty affordable: LG 24UD58-B 24-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LPNKFK0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CBK1E03J70HP3RWN3RP2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Not OP, but it's part of the monitor. The monitor has a USB-C base / hub: Amazon link
I use this thing thing: https://www.amazon.com/Vertical-Adjustable-OMOTON-Aluminum-Chromebook/dp/B078RD7R26
I honestly felt kind of dumb spending $20 on what looks like a metallic business card holder but After I got it, I was pretty impressed on how well made it us, plus it’s adjustable too.
They don't sell the exact ones I have any more (got them about 3+ years ago), but this one on Amazon looks to be pretty similar minus the white: https://www.amazon.com/EleTab-Single-Monitor-Stand-Articulating/dp/B07PMR6VBN/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=NB+monitor+arm&qid=1600630661&sr=8-13
I have 2x 1440p monitors at work but I prefer the setup in this post.
Although screen real estate is fairly comparable, I like not having a border in the middle.
Magnet is an indispensable part of my workflow with the ultrawide.
Fintie SlimShell Case with Pencil Holder for iPad Pro 11 Inch 2nd & 1st Generation 2020/2018 - [Supports 2nd Gen Pencil Charging] Soft TPU Smart Stand Back Cover with Auto Wake/Sleep, Composition Book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0867F76FY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SSGV7CBXKWKG9V1A9X4K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’m going to be completely honest they’re trash compared to the iMac monitor but it’s hard to compete with retina 5K! I picked them up on Prime Day here: AOPEN 27HC5R Pbiipx 27" 1500R... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DG9JL1V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I bought this Anker keyboard (I'm assuming you're on a Mac) - Anker and have been extremely happy with it. 4 star rating on Amazon over thousands of reviews and $22.
2x LG - 27" 27UD68-W IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync, 60hz 10.8lbs on monitor arms.
The research for which tray and which arm to use against a wall took the longest.
Hahaha thank you. I’ll link both.
The monitor is mounted by a clamp desk mount. If you look close you can see the top of it behind the MacBook. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_1EuyFbAKBRR19
The lamp is a wireless charging lamp. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KR4Y48S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_TBuyFb5GH4GQH
That looks like a BenQ ScreenBar:
People absolutely build Hackintosh Cubes. And I literally only got the computer, no PSU, speakers, KB/M.
And I can do USB audio with my current speakers which are better than the Cube's, but I'd consider getting them because I had an old iMac G4 that had them.
This is a good overview, albeit a few years old: https://lifehacker.com/5884040/is-it-okay-to-use-an-hdtv-as-a-computer-monitor
My experience is that you have to play around with the settings quite a lot, to get a decent computer set-up on a TV; and even then, if it's a large screen TV, text will still be less crisp than most monitors (as there are fewer pixels per inch, typically, if the resolution is the same as the monitor but blown up to a larger surface area).
It's also tricky to get the right balance for viewing distance, if you're sitting at a desk, with a large screen TV. (If you're setting it up in a living room and using the Mac to stream Netflix, that's different). But if you got a small screen TV with 1080p resolution, that would be OK (but still not as good as many monitors which have 2k/4k/5k resolution).
I did use a 1080p 24-inch TV as a monitor for a while, and it was fine, although it wasn't as good as the Dell monitor I eventually replaced it with. Colours were washed out, text was less crisp, response rate was slower. Unless you really need a TV tuner, I would go with a monitor every time, personally.
Copied from this redditor with a similar setup:
Link to wallpaper: https://dribbble.com/louiscoyle/projects/243171-Lakeside
Thank you! Here’s the link for it from Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/ZlZlx5SZcCs I love finding wallpapers that match with the colors my LED accent lighting can produce, this one I knew would look incredible as soon as I saw it!
well, for starters, Homebrew is a repository of software (aka package manager). there's a ton of stuff that you can get from Homebrew.
I'm sure there's some piece of software that can monitor your network, but UNIX comes built-in with things like
you can take a look at Homebrew at its site here: https://brew.sh/
It's a flip dot clock, I wrote up an article about how to program and make a circuit for controlling it. If you don't have much experience with circuits you can buy a similar one out there called the krush clock. It's pricey at $1200 though.
Actually a graduate student! But I code a lot for classwork and research, so primarily stuff related to numerical linear algebra and differential equations.
As far as LaTeX editors, I am a fan of using Texpad, but you can just as easily do everything in command line and compile through there! The best way to learn LaTeX is to start writing!
Logitech MX Master 3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S5HZB69/ref=twister_B07XB3372R
I switch back and forth between it and a Magic Trackpad. They don't go on sale often, but Staples is a good place to buy one when they do their $20 off $100 coupons, which is often.
LIFX Lightstrip, 3.3' Starter Kit, Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Strip, Full Color with Polychrome Technology, No Bridge Required, Compatible with Alexa, Hey Google, HomeKit and Siri https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09211Y24Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_A0N1D4DEDMVT9BR2DRWM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
i would recommend getting some studio monitor isolation pads. really can make a difference especially if the bass is turned up
They are these sound bars on Amazon. I will say that these things are incredibly over-priced for what they are. That said, right now they are almost $10 off for Prime day so I ordered a couple more yesterday. Still, $35 each is more than I'd like to pay.
If you're serious about getting some of them, I'd recommend checking out alibaba. I've found very similar ones on there for much cheaper, and some of them have more features than the ones being sold on Amazon (like an on/off button). These things are so overpriced that I've been considering ordering a pallet of them and selling them on Amazon - it'd be easy to undercut the price they are selling these at and still make a decent profit.
Its the LG 27QN880-B Ergo monitor. It comes with its own monitor arm that can be drilled or clamped to the desk. In this case, I have it clamped.
Here's the link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B089NJLJ2Q/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o09\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Put some art on those walls! I bought some cheap, but elegant 8x10 frames off of Amazon. I printed out a few of my favorite photos I've taken and put them on my wall. It does wonders. If you're a fan of pop toys, throw those on your desk too...but not too many.
If you want to keep the desk, you could always get a larger piece of wood (try to stain it to match), throw some felt padding in between the top of your desk and lay the new piece of wood on top
It looks like there's a lip around the edges, so if you make it wider but keep the depth the same, you could throw some of these along the back to keep it in position a bit better - https://www.amazon.com/LEADRISE-Universal-C-Clamp-Desktop-Worktables/dp/B08JYDWMR4/ref=asc_df_B08JYDWMR4/
Or if you want to go a bit larger, you could throw some stop blocks on the underside of the large desk on the sides and the back. It won't move left or right from the blocks, forward would be stopped by the blocks. Backwards would have a little gap if you weren't right up against the wall, but at least it would keep the drawer accessible.
I wouldn't go screwing or nailing the top to the desk, definitely wouldn't want to ruin something that sentimental, but might be able to give you a bit more usability
I've been looking at these lately, and while there are tons of chinese knock offs there are few that include a dial like that. The BenQ is one, the other is this light bar. I opted for the latter because the dial is wireless. It should arrive later this week.
It's this product from Amazon. Gonna be honest...nothing but issues with this one. The battery is sooo short and it just refuses to charge + be on at the same time. But, the brightness and temp adjustments are awesome!
Are you referring to the desk/countertop? Yes I just put these between the desk and drawers to prevent it from sliding:
LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C Connectivity sRGB 99 percentage Color Gamut and HDR10 Compatibility, Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07YGZ7C1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_4-mbGbR9WCVQ6
It's really great and has made my life much easier! I just need to find a solution for switching machines without manually changing cables, lol. I'm using a usb-c to HDMI I got from Amazon currently. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075V5JK36/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Hi! Thanks for your question.
- Camera Logitech StreamCam :);
- Ring light it is a LED Mitoya YQ-10 26cm;
- Pop filter https://www.amazon.com/Microphone-Bee-life-360%C2%B0Gooseneck-Stabilization-Broadcasting/dp/B07QLYKVQR/ref=sxin_10_pa_sp_search_thematic_sspa?crid=1XW93REC5IKPI&cv_ct_cx=pop+filter&dchild=1&keywords=pop+filter&pd_rd_i=B07QLYKVQR&pd_rd_r=183a6ab9-a024-4ce0-8f7b-a292d3fd93e4&pd_rd_w=JxmJH&pd_rd_wg=wJSNu&pf_rd_p=4b3ae3bc-a81d-4118-8d1e-318bd2f6c8aa&pf_rd_r=E0DED0FJHK6P7CJ50228&qid=1610470962&sprefix=pop+filter%2Caps%2C253&sr=1-1-a8004193-6951-43f6-852a-aff7dbba9115-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzT1o1Q0k3Q1YyMk4yJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDYyMjA1Wk9ZNTE3UEpCWjBJJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNzYzNDQxQ0M5Q1M4RUJSNTI4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3Bfc2VhcmNoX3RoZW1hdGljJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
About my use case - I'm using it to video calls, and playing some video games via party chat. Microphone is connected by USB switch, so I can really fast change device where is connected without disconnecting USB cable ;)
Haha, no disrespect taken. Some people go OFF on their setups and I just don't need all that. Less is more to me.
I ended up ordering this on Amazon (link below). I watched some reviews and it seems like it’s popular to have three windows open in thirds on ultramodern monitors.
r/ultrawidemasterrace recommends you get 1440p instead of 1080p; it’s supposedly a huge difference for both quality and screen real estate.
My monitor arrives on Thursday. I’d be happy to tell you what it’s like to use if you remind me then. :)
LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C Connectivity sRGB 99% Color Gamut and HDR10 Compatibility, Black (2019) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YGZ7C1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_03ySFbM1C0GGZ
Amazon has a few cheap mice that work really well and have more features than a lot of really expensive mice.
I bought this mouse for about 10 bucks after my expensive Bluetooth mouse broke. Over a year and a half later, it is still kicking ass. It's ugly as hell, but the only thing I would trade it for is a Logitech MX Master
Stand for the iPad is the Anker Stand
Stand for the iPhone is the Twelve South HiRise
I would highly recommend the HiRise, just a tad confusing to setup. Also, you'll need a cable that is NOT thicker than the original apple charging cable, both my amazon basics and anker cables dont fit into it. So take that into mind. And the Anker one doesn't have anywhere for you to charge but it's foldable and nice if you need to just setup your phone to watch something or whatnot.
Hope that helps!
This cheap one off Amazon. It's a generic bluetooth keyboard that I used for my iPad back in school. I've had it 2+ years, no complaints.
Not the OP but Amazon has these desk mount monitor mounts they have single and dual ones as well as versions that hold a monitor and a laptop. I use this one
VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Fully Adjustable/Tilt/Articulating for 1 Screen up to 27" (STAND-V001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_K7vzAbJ6P0QMA
Thanks! Yeah the map was from ikea.
The monitor is a: BenQ 28 inch 4K HDR Monitor (EL2870U)
The stand was cheap actually it's from amazon and is: VIVO Single Monitor Desk Mount Fully Adjustable Articulating Stand/For 1 LCD Screen up to 32” (STAND-V001M)
It's a cheap keyboard bought from Miniso, a Chinese store. It works relatively well for the price, 15 usd. And the monitor is the LG 25UM58-P 25" ultra wide. Heres the Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/LG-25UM58-P-25-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01BV1XB2K
Honestly love the monitor, i have it connected to this Pluggable USB C hub from amazon so i can single wire it to my macbook and charge as well; [Here]
LG 34WN80C-B - definitely pricier than I was wanting to spend initially (was hoping to be around the 300-400 mark, but I am very glad that I splurged.
The difference between a 1080p ultrawide and a 1440p is incredible. Also, the USB-C connectivity that provides power and display to/from my MacBook is so convenient. If you want an ultrawide, you can not go wrong with this one. 100000% recommend.
About the setup:
Beoplay S3 speakers (Discontinued ) - Connected to DAC lineout.
Vortexgear Vibe keyboard
RME ADI DAC
Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse
karlby countertop as desk - 74 inch
Satachi PU leather desk mat
<strong>LG</strong> 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD.
Wood Floating Shelf - Threshold from Target
Ikea Markus chair
Edited: Added Mic, chair , shelf descriptions
CLATINA Ergonomic High Swivel Executive Chair with Adjustable Height 3D Arm Rest Lumbar Support and Mesh Back for Home Office BIFMA Certified Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHLPGZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9GnhFbZVFCZE0
I don’t think you can find much better at the price point.
For a TB3 dock, I’d recommend the Caldigit TS3. It was my favorite dock for desktop use with a MBP and I still continue to use it with my iMac. It might be tough to justify $250 for this dock but it’s honestly worth every penny.
For a cheap portable hub, the VAVA 8-in-1 USB-C Hub is a great choice. Tried out multiple hubs before this one and it was the winner in my book.
Here’s the link to the screenbar. It’s the amazon version, but it’s been perfect for me. It lets you adjust the brightness and the color (there’s three options for cool/warm/very warm light).
You ever bang your keyboard against that monitor stand? I have a similar LG and the best thing I ever did was get a desk mount. I hate LGs stand design.
Three images there showing it attached to my 2011 iMac. I used a 3M Command Strip (removable) to attach it and it works great.
If you click on the Source on the right, it will take you to the page with the files if you want to make one yourself.
I believe you are the victim of a problem with these models of Macbooks. I have a 2012 rMBP and have the same issue. Luckily, if you still have AppleCare in place you can take it in and they'll give you a brand new computer. You can see if you qualify here.
Yes, everything other than Blu-Ray video is supported natively. For video, 3rd party software is required and I use "Blu-Ray Player" by MacGo which can be found here: http://www.macblurayplayer.com/features.htm?lang=en_US
Yeah, I'm using something called MenuBarFilter. Most of the icons are okay, except for Time Machine, which is just this black gap and all I can see are the hour and minute hands, but I'm alright with that.
I believe this is the same thing as what I have. The developer took down his stuff, so I think this is one of the last copies online http://download.cnet.com/MenuBarFilter/3000-2072_4-75755347.html
I've built three so far -- one for myself, and two for friends / family. To date, I've had zero support calls from them, and have only had a minor issue with my own (AMD GPUs are a pain to get working, theirs had integrated graphics which never have issues).
A few years ago I found myself in a similar position -- I was working for a small company and was using their loaner MBP as my main machine, but I ended up leaving and had to give it back. Hackintoshs are MUCH cheaper than a 'real' mac, so being a huge nerd I decided to give it a try. Long story short, I was able to build an i5 3.5GHz, R9 290, 8TB of storage beast for under $1k. A similar apple rig would have easily cost me twice as much.
It's true that hackintoshes take work, but if you like to tinker with tech it shouldn't be an issue. My advice is to follow the suggested parts guides here. To actually get everything working, I highly suggest using this guide, anything else will likely result in a headache later down the line: www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-desktop-guides/144426-how-install-os-x-yosemite-using-clover.html
If you run into any trouble, check out /r/hackintosh, it's a great community and people are usually willing to help out.
I also built a hackintosh and it definitely is a project, but it's fun and worth it. /r/hackintosh and http://www.tonymacx86.com/ are extremely useful. Check out tony mac's buyer's guide and install guide, they're great ways to get started.
I modified a Java 7 installer for OSX Yosemite :)
Edit coming soon
You can view the contents of the folder in media fire, if you are about security. I jus disabled version checking.
Thank you! I love my little MacBook. It’s been going strong since 2015 and got me all through my undergrad and now almost my entire graduate degree! I have no plans on replacing it until it totally dies on me.
I like to keep my workspace functional because I use it for school and crafts/making jewelry! It’s nice that I can just move everything out of the way when I need to have more workspace, but also a perfect space for when I have a lot of school work to do.
Keyboard is from Amazon! linked here . it looks like candy and I am obsessed with it!
Well, I currently have it connected to a Win 8.1 machine and I just picked it up on the 3rd of this month.. So, I don't have a concrete workflow as of right now.
From the time I have used it this far, I usually have Illustrator open full-screen (2560x1080) on the UltraWide (UW), and then have a browser window open on my secondary display Samsung 24" (1920x1080) for Google Play Music, Email, Logo inspiration, and Reddit.
I am waiting on this monitor mount so that I can free up space on my desk for my Macbook Pro. I plan on connecting the MBP to the UW as the only display for when I am doing illustrations.
I mainly got it because:
Also, look into SizeUp as a wonderful window-management solution. I love this program. For example: Press CMD + SHIFT + Left Arrow and the active window sizes up to fill the left half of the screen. Or, CMD + SHIFT + M which will maximize the active window to full-screen. (You can set up your own hotkeys).
Hope this helps.
Nice, I have almost this exact same setup as you with the MacBook and LG monitor. I was having trouble adjusting to the huge size as well, I really recommend something like BetterSnapTool and Stay for window management. It's helped to save a lot of my window resizing headaches.
It's worth mentioning that if you get Stay, don't get it through the App Store. If you get it directly from the dev, it will have support for Spaces/Mission Control which the App Store version won't due to their sandboxing rules.
Edit: Added links.
Windows doesn't do much better at full resolution. I have mine running at 3840x2160 with scaling for Windows elements and shit on... it sucks... like 10x worst job than OSX does. However, games look fucking amazing.
When I hook my MBP up to it I just run it at the highest scaled("like 3840x2160" it says)... I think it looks/works fine(then again I rarely use it with my MBP). What issues do you run into?
If you don't want to run scaling... you could always use SwitchResX(http://www.madrau.com/).
I use the desktop widget creator, Ubersicht and then installed the time and date widget (http://tracesof.net/uebersicht-widgets/#Time-in-Words). I then changed a bit of the code so it made the clock lowercase and changed the position a bit
Might I recommend CrossOver. It allows you to play Windows games on your Mac with little fuss. It does cost $50/year, but if you're stuck with a Mac 10 hours a day like I am, and want to play some games on your down time, this is one of the best ways to do it.
I’ve been using Synergy to share one keyboard and mouse between my Mac and PC and it works really well, in case you’re interested. You’ll be able to close the PC and run it in clamshell.
I didn't exactly follow, but I use the same keyboard and mouse, and 2 monitors for both my Mac and PC.
The Mac is plugged into HDMI-1, and PC is plugged into Display Port.I can have one of each, or have either on both monitors.
I just switch the input on the monitors to which ever I want to use.
I use Synergy for the mouse and keyboard sharing.https://symless.com/synergy
Here is a zip file with everything I currently use - link
The position coordinates will need to be tweaked on your end since I have these setup to be in specific spots on my screen.
/u/kush131 is correct. The center screen is displaying server information (you can ssh into a server and use the command line to do all kinds of stuff) and the screen on the left is a text editor called atom. It is popular for writing code, scripts, and a ton of other stuff.
As far as getting into programming/coding (or in my case server administration/Wordpress support) ... I think a lot of people will have a different answer but I got into because I needed a website so I taught myself how to build one. And now (a few years latter) I have continued to educate myself and really enjoy what I do.
If you are looking for a resource to start teaching yourself how to code, I would look into a company called "Team Treehouse" (https://teamtreehouse.com/). Excellent content (it's a paid subscription though). PM me and I will shoot you a referral link and answer any questions you might have.
Thank you stranger :) The editor is Atom, with zen. I don't usually use zen mode for coding, just for writing other things, but I'll be honest I turned it on to pose here because I think it looks good... :P
Atom it's awesome! i'd highly recommend taking a look miles better than Sublime Text 3, i downgraded from El Captain earlier today as i was experiencing lag at native resolution. So i had to start clean hence the reason why my docks pretty much stock default.
It's workflowy! (https://workflowy.com/) I use it so much that it's kind of become my secondary brain, so I have it open all the time on my computer and on my phone when I'm out.
I have my task lists, my calendar, project organisation, references, sketches of ideas and numerous other things in it, couldn't recommend enough! :)
Macally. It's a really small footprint (smaller than my MBP), but the keys are a bit loud when typing which is the only downside I've found so far.
I got this one. It's pretty sturdy and holds the mini nice and tight. I thought the darker color went well with the Apple on the mini and the rest of my stuff.