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Topic Tuesday: Share your setup! 💻

Topic Tuesday: Share your setup! 💻

Figma / General · September 18, 2018 at 3:00pm
What's your typical setup? Do you use an external monitor? Are you a mouse or trackpad user? Do you use a Mac or are you taking advantage of Figma's cross-platform capabilities by using a Windows machine or maybe even a Chromebook? Share your preferred setup with the community!

September 18, 2018 at 3:02pm

For me I use a 15" macbook pro (with touchbar) most of the time. Occasionally I'll use an external monitor with a magic keyoard and trackpad, but I actually prefer the flexibility of moving around with just my laptop. I also tend to use apps in fullscreen to help me stay focused on a single task.

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With that being said I'm becomming increasingly more interested in windows and even cromebooks, so I'd be curious to hear from some others. :)

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MacBook pro, Samsung Chromebook Pro, 2 external displays and constant FS Mode.

Sometimes jump between Windows 7 (yeah still use that) and MacOS.

Am surprised by the ChromeOS stability, it's a lot faster than the Mac and Windows7 version.

Only wish they support the stylus for their pen/pencil tool.

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Fun topic, @Josh! I use a Google Pixelbook as my primary computer.

I also have a 21.5" iMac on my desk as a secondary screen that I use mostly for chat apps and to have video calls. Occasionally I use it for video and audio editing too. Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad only.

I use an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for drawing, and I bring it along on trips with a bluetooth keyboard case.

I'm also #TeamPixel with two Pixel 2s (one for U.S. SIM, one for NL)

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I have shed myself of the external monitor setup (although with a new office space...might reconsider) and just run with a 13" MBP! Nothing fancy; just gotten used to working with a smaller screen and the occasional wrist pain that I'd get using just the trackpad has since gone away ✨

Also a team Pixel guy myself~

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I'm a Windows+ChromeOS guy. On my desk at home where I work is a typical 6-year-old PC setup. When I need to go mobile or work with the team, I carry my good ol' Acer Chromebook C720. I carry as little accessories as I can when out because I have physical limitations. Fortunately, my Chromebook is small and its battery can still last for a long time, so I can leave the charger at home.

I've been looking for a small and affordable replacement to my aging Chromebook, but only very old models are sold here in the Philippines. I'm hoping to find a good one by December.

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Oh, and I have the Pixel's more affordable cousin, the Nokia 7 Plus running Android One. 😁

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I use a 15” MacBook (no Touch Bar), Magic Mouse and a 28” Samsung UHD screen for work. But when I really want to focus and get something done really fast, I use my MacBook as it allows me to zone out and eliminates switching between screens.



Also, I only use Figma in my browser as I don’t like too many opened apps on my system.

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I use a Surfacebook hooked up to 3 UHD Dell 23" monitors. I occasionally have to work on a mac mini whenever I need to help out with iOS development. I generally like the use the laptop if I can, it helps keep me mobile.

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I also use the MX pro mouse and a Pixel 2 for mobile prototyping.

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PC custom built water cooled quad core I7 6700K, 16Gb RAM, Asus 27 IPS monitor, Nvidia 1080 Titan 8Gb. Windows 7. Google pixel first generation.

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13'' MacBook Pro most of the time connected to an external monitor (I rarely use the touch bar). I use the mouse a lot, but also like the trackpad for a while.

I have an old Asus PC, I use it the same way. All my work is browser based and I have all my accounts set up with Chrome and bookmarks bars all customised, so changing computers doesn't cause me any problem. That's also one of the reasons for not using other browsers like Firefox :/

I usually like Google products, I've considered buying a Chromebook, but I don't need it right now. I have an old Nexus 5 (from 2014) smartphone with Android 6.0.1 that still runs like butter ("why? you're a designer! You should have the last generation products and OS!"). I'm fine 😁

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Rocking a 13'' Macbook Pro (with touchbar). Can't live without my Sony XM headphones, Hyperdrive USB-c dongle and Logitech MX Master 2s. I'm also not leaving the house without my OnePlus 6 and Secrid wallet on me.

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2016 15" touchbar MBP. LG Ultra Fine display. Wired full-size Apple Keyboard. Magic Mouse. iPad Pro (the big one). iPhone X. OG Apple Watch (but the new one looks niiiice). Regular wired apple ear buds. Need to pick up some AirPods.

Primarily use the desktop Figma app for day-to-day work. Have a couple sweet libraries for creating consistently accessible design specs. But this one stands out: https://sketchflowkit.com/ You can import this into Figma, and a few tweaks later you can utilize the components in any design file. They all scale and work as they do in Sketch. Pretty nice.

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2015 15" MBP, with LG monitor. Still working on the prototype for my first app (hopefully will see the light of day at some point). Love Figma.

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At work, I use the 2017 15" MacBook Pro and a 4K Asus display. I'm a big fan of Apple's Magic Keyboard, but found that the Magic Mouse was causing wrist pain, so I recently switched over to the Logitech MX (it's great!). My go-to headphones are the ATH m50x's, in the blue/gold color finish. And finally, currently using an iPhone 8 Plus, but have the XS coming on Friday!

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Just started a new job and am trying a Mac (signed up for Mojave Beta) for the first time ever. Brand New 13" 2018 model with all the fixins. 32" widescreen LG monitor. I should have gotten the curved one. This is too wife. Perixx curved keyboard and the new Logitech vertical mouse is on the way...not yet delivered. I think I want a USB-C docking station.

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September 19, 2018 at 7:02am

XPS 15 (2017) without any external devices

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ROCCRT TYON

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27" iMac with 5k Retina display is awesome for UX/UI designing in Figma, coding front-end in Sublime and 3D modeling in Vectary

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Two 23.8" IPS monitors, Windows 10. Desktop Figma is running fullscreen on one monitor. On the second monitor there are browser with Confluence, where screens from Figma go, Skype, etc. Keyboard and mouse :).

At the home I use 15" notebook with a mouse attached, running Windows 7.

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Macbook Pro 15" Touch Bar connected to a 27" Dell U2715. Standard Mac USB keyboard (I like the numpad) and an apple pro mouse.

All stationed in my home office, on a autonomous ai standing desk, and a rounded bottom task stool for taking a load off.

I've also got a remote bag, with spare everything (extra mouse, charging cables, usb c dock etc) so I can work from coffee shops, in a co-working space, or whenever I can get time at a friend's studio.

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Current Macbook 15" Touchbar (no external displays currently). Love the trackpad, detest the Touchbar. Missing my 2013 MBP!

Currently working on plans to build a standing desk!

Setup goals: to work on a Pixelbook once I can get local fonts. Also very interested to see progression of VS Code running in a browser tab for this to happen.

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Core I7-8700/16gigs of RAM custom desktop PC + 27'' Benq display + 2 extra displays +gaming mouse. Surface Pro 3 in past and Pro 5 (or 6) in plans. I'd happily go with Surface Studio, but it's too expensive.

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September 20, 2018 at 7:58am

At work I’m using a 2013 Mac Pro which is older but still perfectly competent for design work. It’s connected to one display, a 32” 4K panel from Dell which I’ve been really happy with for its accuracy. I use both a Magic Trackpad and a MX Master mouse together as I like using the trackpad for navigation gestures and getting around my canvas. I prefer mechanical keyboards as well and have a few that I rotate between home and the office.

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