This video will show you how to setup dual monitors. It includes the following:
- How to setup dual monitors.
- 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 first see how to 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. In addition 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 who use notebooks or tablets inside the office to 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. The opening allows for more than one monitor to be connected to the PC. There is currently no way to use a graphics card and integrated graphics together. This is not possible for two individual monitors. It will be best to hook them both up to the graphics card. Remember to set both monitors to the same amount of Hertz. If the refresh rate is the same on both monitors, you won’t get stuttering issues.
How to Setup Dual Monitors
- 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.
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