How to Dual Screen While Working on Your Computer

The reason people want a dual screen while working on the computer vary from not wanting to give a presentation when people peer over your shoulder to enjoying reading on a big screen because of eyesight problems. Well, no matter what your reasons are, here’s a simple guide to how to dual screen while working on your computer.

Cables Matter

The first step is to ensure that you have the correct cable to assist you. Some of the common cables that may help connect a computer to a monitor are VGA, HDMI, DVI, etc. If both the devices, your computer and the additional monitor have it, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you won’t have to buy a new cable. But if your laptop has HDMI cable and the monitor has VGA, you need to buy an HDMI to VGA converter that will ensure you can have dual screen on your computer anytime you want.



Change the Display Settings

The display settings location varies from which windows operating system you are using. If you are using Windows 10, you can access settings by pressing the windows key and X and choosing the system icon. Then you need to choose detect in the display section to be able to register a monitor.

The next step is to scroll the display options until you find different displays section. Use the dropdown menu to select the option for Extend these displays. The Extend option will allow you to move the mouse and windows from one screen to the other and back again. This way you can assume that you have a single large monitor that can be split into two different segments. To make the experience more fulfilling, make sure you adjust the resolutions of both the screens. Then you need to click on Apply.

Add-On Tips

If you want to make the second screen as your main monitor with everything from the start menu to taskbar shifted to it, then you should select the option of “Make this my main display.”

If you want both the screens to be exactly the same, then you should select Duplicate these displays option. Click on apply again to ensure that the changes stick and save yourself from the hassle of changing the settings again (which might happen if you exit without applying the settings).

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