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Configure Windows 10 to Work with Multiple Monitors

How to setup dual monitors

You can improve your productivity and efficiency by using a second monitor. To work with an extra monitor, your PC must have a second video output port, such as VGA, DVI, or HDMI. If you do not have such a port, check with the manufacturer to see if an adapter is available that enables your PC to connect with an extra monitor.

After you have connected your PC and the external monitor, you then need to configure Windows to extend the Start screen to both the main screen and the second monitor.

Configure Windows to Work with Multiple Monitors

  1.  Connect the second monitor to your PC.
  2.  Open the Settings app. Note: See the section “Settings in Windows 10 ”.
  3.  Click SystemThe System settings appear.

  4.  Click Display.
  5.  Click the Multiple displays  

  6.  Click Extend these displays. 
  7.  Click the monitor that you want to set as the main display.

  8.  Click Make this my main display (changes to).
  9.  Click Apply.

Windows connects to the second monitor and uses the selected monitor as your main display.

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Keywords:setting up dual monitors, multiple monitors   Doc ID:65353
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-07-22 07:43 CSTUpdated:2018-09-13 07:14 CST
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