Multi tasking and real estate

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I arrived to work one day, and I meet this guy just as I setup my laptop for the morning. He noticed that I have the task bar set to three lines height, and he couldn’t understand why I was doing this. I am also the only developer I know personally who uses dual monitors  regularly.

Both the height of the taskbar and the dual monitors are not indulgences, I need them to actually work effectively. Take a look at my task bar at the moment:



And that is not uncommon. Add a couple of debug sessions, a few emails that I am in the middle of answering to, a couple more notepad windows, and I would completely lose track of what I am doing.

How does your taskbar looks like at the moment?