Tuesday, October 19

How to manage multiple screens in Windows 10?


Do you want to enter the more comfortable world of multiscreen? Windows 10 makes it very easy to manage the installation of two screens to extend your desktop and therefore your digital workspace. For this two things are necessary, an additional screen and follow our tutorial on how to manage the multiscreen in Windows 10.

A configuration with several screens

A configuration with several screens // Gamesdone: Jorge Ramirez

Switching from one to two screens, or more, will allow you to extend the effective surface area of ​​your Windows 10 desktop. It is then possible to switch your windows from one screen to another in complete transparency and so on. organize your digital workspace for greater efficiency and above all greater comfort. Windows 10 really simplifies this use and we will explain how to manage multiscreen in Windows 10.

How to manage multiscreen in Windows 10?

First of all, you must connect your second screen to an available port on your desktop PC (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, VGA…). Note that the procedure is the same with a laptop. Then follow the next steps:

  • In theory, it suffices to press Windows button + A so that a bar appears on the right which gives you the choice between four different multiscreen display modes.

  • Screen on PC only: Display is only on the laptop screen or on the main screen of your desktop computer.
  • Duplicate: the display is identical on both screens.
  • Extend: The Windows desktop spans both screens.
  • Second screen only: display is only on the second screen.

This corresponds to use with a laptop computer, but also works with a desktop PC. If you’re not happy with the result, here’s how to refine the display.

  • Right click anywhere on the Windows Desktop (not above a window)

  • Choose Display settings to open the window Display.
  • Normally, the second screen is automatically recognized, if this is not the case click on Detect.
  • The virtual position does not always correspond to the physical reality of your office. Press on Identifier precisely to identify them with certainty each screen. A different number then appears on each screen.

  • In the space Rearrange your views, you can move each screen to position them at your convenience and have a mouse passage from one screen to another as natural as possible for you.

  • You can customize the display settings for each screen.
  • Pick one in space Rearrange your views and then scroll to Scaling and Layout.
    • The last point, Display orientation, allows you to specify whether the screen is in portrait or landscape mode.
  • After making your choices, scroll again until you reach the section Multiple displays.
  • Click on the menu just below Multiple screens which offers four choices:

    • Duplicate these displays, the same thing will then appear identically on both screens. A feature often used if you have a laptop and want to work on a larger screen.
    • Extend these displays, the Windows 10 Desktop will therefore span both screens.
    • Show only on 1 and Show only on 2 (if you have more than two screens the choice Show only on X will appear), the display will only be on one screen. A useful function if you want to concentrate on a single screen or correct a display bug for example.

You can now close the Display window and enjoy an extended workspace that is perfectly suited to your uses and needs.


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