This video will show you how to configure and setup dual monitors in Windows 10. It includes the following:
- Projection Settings
- Main Display
- Resolution & Scaling
- Display Rearrangement
Why use dual monitors?
Whatever you’re busy working on, or if you’re playing games, more monitors = more space to do what you need to do to get things done much quicker than you would on one screen. When you setup dual monitors to use side-by-side with your other one, it’s not as simple as plugging it in and calling it a day, unless your monitors are exactly the same model of course. Windows allows the user to extend the desktop and adjust the vertical and horizontal sync of the display, which allows the user to choose how his dual monitors work together.
When you setup dual monitors it will help your productivity significantly. Your computer will then be capable of having multiple browser windows open at the same time, to using editing tools for Photoshop and such. It’s simply the best way to improve your productivity. Instead of having to switch between full-screen windows, the second window can be placed on the second monitor – this is especially used in a fast-paced work environment. It can also be beneficial to employees that use notebooks or tablets inside of the office as they can connect it to the second monitor for increased productivity.
To setup dual monitors, your computer will need to have a graphics card (GPU) installed – this is because the graphics card usually has more than one video output slot opening which allows for more than one monitor to be connected to the PC at the same time. There is currently no way to use a graphics card and integrated graphics together for two individual monitors, so hook them both up to the graphics card.
How to setup dual monitors in Windows 10
- Check your graphics cards I/O panel for available connections – make sure they correspond with your monitor’s connection to check if you should perhaps get an adapter.
- Plug in the second monitor and power it on. Windows should detect the second display automatically.
- Go to Display Settings on Windows 10.
- You will see that you have two or more display connected – you can select which one’s settings to change by clicking on the number it’s been referenced to, eg. Display 1 and Display 2.
- Choose your display option – whether you want to mirror the desktop, or extend it.
- Review additional settings and adjust the monitor to the highest native display resolution.
- You’ve successfully configured and setup your dual monitors.