What height to set external monitor at?

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  1. Tinderbox (UK)

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    1: That you should set the top of the screen just below eye level so you have to look slightly down.

    2: Set the screen so your eyes are level with 3/4 the way up the screen.

    Do you have any suggestions or should i just adjust the monitor so it feels best over the next few days.

    EDIT: The monitor is a 24"

    Thanks

    John.
     
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    I have heard both from different ergonomic folks. Personally I am a firm believer in #1. It is much more natural for me to look level or slightly down. I get less neck soreness this way too. The 3/4 eye level and having to look slightly up does not work for me at all.
     
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    I think number 2 is for large TV screens as you would normally be sitting a lot farther back so you would not really have to look up.

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    Now that makes sense, and that is how my TV's are setup at home, and no way to get above them in any normal seating arrangement.
     
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    I have set the monitor to number 1 and will see how it feels over the next few days.

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    John.
     
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