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Michael Higham

10 months ago

Setting Up Multiple Monitors

To work with multiple monitors, you need a graphics card that supports the feature. However, connections can be either VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort. You don't need to shut down your PC before connecting another monitor to it. Windows 10 recognizes different monitors on the fly. To use multiple monitors: 1. While having a primary monitor connected to your PC, connect a second one. 2. To switch between options for multiple monitors, press Windows Logo+P. Keep pressing P while holding down Windows Logo until you find an option, and then release the Windows Logo key. Options for multiple monitors: PC screen only: Show the desktop only on the first monitor or laptop's screen. Duplicate: Clone the desktop on both monitors. Extend: Makes your first monitor primary and your second monitor secondary. This is useful if you want to run separate programs on different monitors. Second screen only: Show the desktop only on the second monitor or blank the laptop's screen before showing the desktop only on the second monitor. Note and tip: - If you have a laptop, you can connect a monitor or TV to it. Doing this depends on what connections for monitors or TVs that you have. - If you have a third-party graphics card program, you can control multiple monitors.