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I wouldn't say it's random or geographic (at least not in the sense of matching north/top of screen) in my case and probably in the case of many offices.
It's due to the configuration of office space. There are only so many ways to place things. In my office I can only place monitors on an L-shaped built-in desk that means the monitors can only face south through west (roughly). Since my window faces north glare isn't much of an issue. :)
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... Why having 2 monitors?

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With 2 monitors you are able to place all palettes off on the second monitor, thereby making use of the entire screen for your primary use. It also allows you to have lots of palettes readily available at all times or other programs (communications, e-mail, messaging) easily accessible.
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my mac is facing directly south... my pc is kinda facing sout-southwest.

my window faces west, so in the afternoon, it's way too sunny... blinds are usually down and closed.




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