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 shokunin 
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For coding, I find half of one 27" monitor is the perfect size. The eyes do not need to move too far, and pages of code display naturally, matching the same physical size as a sheet of A4/Letter paper. 4k allows for very smooth text, and this makes a difference when writing lots of code. The high resolution allows icons to be displayed small so they don't take up much space, while still being clear to read. This makes working on one half of the screen feel large and comfortable. Typically I would have a code window open on one half, and a web browser open on the other half. A 2nd monitor is then used to run and test the resulting code.

In contrast, a 2k monitor only provides 960pixels of width per half screen, and I do not find that sufficient.

For most charting, I do not find as much benefit from 4k. And for trading exclusively off the DOM, I 2k is adequate, preferably 1920x1280 16:10 ratio monitors that are becoming quite rare now. That said, there is no disadvantage using 4k over 2k as most apps have good scaling support now.

However, TPO and Volume Profile charts benefit from 4k. You can zoom out to see an overview of several weeks, and still have enough detail to get a feel for high volume areas, etc. With 2k I find I need to scroll around a lot more.

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Anyone using Jigsaw with a 4k monitor?

I got a 27'' 4k monitor using 150% scaling. Jigsaw looks like a blurry mess.

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Anyone using Jigsaw with a 4k monitor?

I got a 27'' 4k monitor using 150% scaling. Jigsaw looks like a blurry mess.

I'd be curious to see a picture also. I was considering getting a 4K monitor but also am a Jigsaw user.

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Next is MotiveWave, just for comparison.

Not sure if it makes sense to watch this on a standard dpi screen tho.

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