When you work with your computer, having multiple monitors connected at the same time can make things much easier and faster. That is why in this article we are going to teach you how to connect multiple monitors in Windows 10. So that in this way you can be more productive and work with the greatest possible comfort.
Not too difficult learn how to connect two or more monitors in Windows 10. In this way it is much easier to organize yourself to be able to work, study or even play clearly. In this way you can organize the space on your computer in a very simple way.
Then let’s see how to set up dual monitors in Windows 10 or even more if necessary. We will see step by step in this mini tutorial how to do this so that you do not end up with a headache.
How to set up multiple monitors in Windows 10
The first thing we are going to do is connect the monitors in question. This will depend on the computer and the monitor. Since some computers support VGA, DVI or HDMI inputs. Some monitors (especially new ones) don’t have VGA, although they do have HDMI, etc.
If you have a laptop or an All-in-One, all you have to do is connect another monitor via HDMI in case you have this input. In the case of the laptop you can connect another monitor via VGA.
In case you have a desktop computer. You generally have two inputs on the video card or graphics card: VGA and HDMI. You could connect a monitor through one of the inputs and the other through the other.
Once you connect the other screen to the computer. Windows 10 has to recognize it automatically and the connection noise of a new device will appear.
Usually the automatic configuration puts the new monitor to the left or right. In order to work with the new monitor, all you have to do is slide the mouse to the right or left (it depends on the configuration) and you will see how the mouse appears on the new monitor.
The monitors can be configured in a very simple way. Although Windows “unites” them in a way, it continues to respect their resolutions. When we configure everything a little later you will see in the Windows options (in case the monitors are of different inches) that even in the configuration they are seen in different sizes.
Configure and customize the two monitors
Now what we are going to do is carefully configure the two monitors so that they work the way we want them to. For this we are going to go to the beginning and write “Setting”And we give it enter to enter the Windows Settings.
We are going to go to where System says that it is the first option available and where we can find the display settings.
As soon as we enter the System screen you will find in the menu on the left with the option Screen, it is the first one that you will be able to see.
Once you click on the category you will be able to configure a large number of options. The most interesting is to be able to move the monitors that you have connected as you want. Click on where it says “Identify” to know which monitor is.
Now that you have them identified, all you have to do is press and leave each monitor pressed to move it and place it in the place you want. Depending on how you arrange it, after applying the changes. To that place you must move the mouse to access the other monitor.
For example: if you arrange the second screen on top (as if one monitor were on the other) you will have to move the mouse up to use the “new” monitor and down to use the “old” monitor. It is not too complicated.
The idea basically is that through this screen you can distribute it as you have it physically arranged to be able to move the mouse with total ease.
In the part of “Multiple screensHere you can configure several options:
Duplicate these screens: basically the same will be seen on both screens. It is a very good option for when you have a much larger LED (in the living room, for example) and you want to use the computer as a multimedia center and a computer itself. You can watch movies or play video games among other things since on both screens you will see the same thing.
Extend these screens: it is the option that we use the most to work or the main one by which we connect two monitors of the same or similar size. The desktop is extended so that we can use both monitors to have different things.
Show only in 1 or 2: ideal for when you have laptops. Is the laptop screen too small? You can connect a monitor and use only that monitor, showing the screen only the one you connected to.
We also have the option of Advanced display settings. In this place you will be able to see the characteristics of all the screens that you have connected. In this way you can configure several extra things and at the same time you will see other details that will help you customize your configuration.
Something quite interesting that you can configure in Windows you find in the part of Windows Settings and then Customization to visually change some operating system options.
Depending on how you have the monitors arranged. You may find the taskbar uncomfortable. In the customization menu you can configure the task bar so that it is positioned where you want so that it does not bother you at any time.
Once you’re in the window of Personalization all you have to do is look at the part on the left, under everything it says: Task bar, click here.
Now you will see several options and the one that really interests us is the one that says “Show taskbar buttonsWhat are these options about?
All taskbars– Basically the taskbar will appear on all connected monitors, as if they were duplicated.
Taskbar and main taskbar where the window opens: this option is quite useful since on each screen you will only see the applications that were opened on that screen in that task bar. Therefore: if you have Paint open on monitor 1, you will find Paint on the task bar. While on monitor 2 you have Word, on the taskbar you will see only Word. But at no time will you see Paint on the taskbar of monitor 2 or Word on monitor 1.
Taskbar where the window opens: very similar to the previous one. You will see the icons of the apps you have open in each window.
If you go to the Background section here you can also configure the background to Extend it. In this way you can see the background spread over all the monitors you have connected.