How To Setup Multiple Monitors On Windows 10

How To Setup Dual Monitors On Windows 10

Tips to Set Up Multiple Monitors on Windows 10 PC

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Setting up dual monitors gives you a chance to multitask. If you are a gamer, content creator, presentation maker, data analyst, coder or someone who needs to work on multiple things, then you might need the answer of how to set up multiple monitors on Windows 10 easily. This guide is meant to give you details on the configuration of monitors, arranging the display settings, personalizing them, etc. in a detailed manner.

So make your work from home, or new office setup experience unique by learning about the dual monitor setup on Windows 10.

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How To Configure Dual Monitors With Windows 10 ?

> To begin with, you need to connect your monitors with HDMI, DVI, or VGA port on the PC.

Press Windows key + P which will unveil the menu for configuration. You can click on the option that is required by you. For example, if you are willing to extend your screen on a second PC as well, choose from the options Extend or Duplicate.

Multiple Monitors On Windows 10

And, you can set up the two monitors using the steps mentioned above.

NOTE: If you are not able to confirm the model number of the monitor, check the sticker on the backside or look for the manufacturer’s manual for further information.

Tips To Setup Multiple Monitors On Windows 10

Tip 1: Rearrange Multiple Display Settings

It is recommended to recheck if the monitors are adjusted in line with the available ports or not. It is normal if the order of connection is not right, hence this method can help you to rearrange multiple display settings.

Step 1: Open Settings > System > Display.

Step 2: Go to the section ‘Select and rearrange displays’.

Step 3: Here, you can arrange the system settings by dragging and dropping as per the physical setup of your desktop. (Make sure that you are aligning the top of monitors or else it will be tough to find the cursor in the right manner.)

Multiple Display Settings

Tip 2: Scaling The Display Settings

The good thing about setting up dual monitors on Windows 10 is that multiple monitors try to configure their display settings by itself. However, if you still wish to work upon them for customization like making the icons look same in size, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Open Settings > System > Display.

Step 2: Go to the section ‘Select and rearrange displays’. Select the monitor in which you wish to make the changes.

Step 3: Under Scale & Layout, you can ‘Change the size of text, apps and other items’.

Scaling The Display Settings

Once you set it up on one monitor, you must repeat the same steps for other monitors as well. However, it is always recommended that you should use dual or triple monitors of similar configuration.

Tip 3: Setup Correct Resolution and Orientation

There are times when you need different orientation on both monitors for activities like reading and coding at the same time and others. To set up dual monitors on Windows 10 based on orientation, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Settings > System > Display.

Step 2: Go to the section ‘Select and rearrange displays’. Select the monitor in which you wish to make the changes.

Step 3: Under Scale & Layout, you can open the menu of Orientation and choose between Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), and Portrait (flipped).

For correct resolution, follow step 1 and 2 above, drop down the resolution button and select as per your requirements. Repeat the steps for both monitors or dual monitor setup on Windows 10.

Tip 4: Changing Taskbar Settings

Windows 10 will display the taskbar on the main screen by default after the dual monitor set up on Windows 10. But if you want to customize it according to your way, follow these steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.

Step 2: Under ‘Multiple Display’, toggle on the switch of ‘Show taskbar on all displays’.

Changing Taskbar Settings

For further customization, check out the option below. Click on the menu of ‘Show taskbar buttons on’ and select the one which goes according to the requirements.

Tip 5: Fix Black Screen Or Driver Related Problems

In the process of learning how to set up dual monitors, if you face driver glitches, including black screen or unable to connect with the second screen bothering the system connection, then it is recommended to update the video driver. For this, use Smart Driver Care which not only fixes video drivers but other driver issues as well.

To use this tool, install it on your desktop > Scan the outdated drivers with one click > Update the outdated driver or choose Select All. 

Fix Black Screen Or Driver Related Problems

And you will be able to fix all your driver related issues in a matter of a few minutes.

Wrap-Up

Did you set up dual monitors on Windows 10? We hope that these tips have indeed helped you in doing so. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to drop it the comments section below. Also, follow us on Facebook and YouTube for daily tech-updates and your daily dose of technology.

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