I have dual monitors @ 1024x768. I find that 1024x768 is cumbersome for an IDE (1280x1024 is fine). But using Netbeans for the last 6 months I find that using MDI, I can put the editor on one monitor, and the rest of the IDE on another.
I am doing a trial of Intelli J IDEA, and find I get a littel claustrophobic. It appears that the IDE does not support MDI. Any tips from dual monitor users, using Intelli J?