Originally posted by stwert
Alt-tab, or if you can find a cheap second monitor, it works wonders.
Agreed, I use a hand me down Dell 1800FP (18") from work, not a bad little monitor for £0! It's even got an S-IPS panel!
Maya on the main screen, tutorial, outliner, graph editor and render window on the other. Is also very handy when doing texture maps!