How to setup Windows Dual Monitor ! For gamers, content creators and multitaskers

About 80% of the devices in our country are using Windows 10 and about 800 million devices worldwide are using Windows 10. And I’m using Windows 10 myself. So today I will discuss with you, how to speed up work on your computer using dual monitors at the same time Super Duper Fast. Let’s discuss without further ado.

When you open multiple windows or applications on your computer, you have to use one window or application to minimize the other, which greatly reduces your productivity. However, if you use a dual monitor on your computer, you can open one window or application on one monitor and another window or application on another monitor and simultaneously work two windows or applications at the same time, so your productivity will be super duper fast.

If you are a gamer, content creator or data analyst or multitasker, in this tune I will show you how to set up dual monitor in your Windows operating system.

How to setup dual monitor in Windows 10

  1. Via cable
  2. Using the docking station, and
  3. Using casting devices
Windows 10 has a variety of features and settings that allow you to use multiple monitors without having to use third party applications, and you can also set up multiple monitors using the popular Windows 10 command.

Now, if you want to set up a dual monitor on your desktop or workstation or set up a separate monitor for your laptop, follow the steps I have shown below.

Dual monitor setup via cable

First of all, before setting up a dual monitor, make sure you have all the cables you need to connect an extra monitor to your PC.

And what kind of cable you need depends on what kind of PC (new or old model) you are using. Look at the back of your PC to be sure what cable is needed. The cables used to transmit video signals include HDMI, VGA, DVI, or DisplayPort, and the monitor’s power cable.

If you are not sure, look at the back of the monitor in the same way to see what kind of cable is connected. But if you want to know how to connect the cables, then look at the user manual and check the model of the monitor. And you can see the connecting ports of the monitor at the bottom of the back of the monitor.

Note: The video connection on your PC must match the video connection on your monitor. If your PC has only a DVI connection port and your monitor does not have the same port, you will need to connect the monitor using a converter cable or special adapter.

HDMI cable is currently the most popular and widely used display connection cable. And now almost all TVs and most computer monitors have at least one HDMI port and an HDMI cable, so if you don’t have one you can pick it up from any computer store nearby.

Similarly, for smaller devices there are different types of HDMI ports such as mini and micro HDMI ports or standard HDMI ports.

Most, however, older computers have VGA or DVI ports, which are made up of many metal pins that connect your monitor to the PC. But currently, the new monitors available in the market do not have VGA or DVI ports, but you can convert from DVI to HDMI port using the converter cable.

HDMI is not so common as a displayport, but high-configuration laptops have a similar connection port to comparatively the latest monitors and dedicated graphics cards. In addition, new Android smartphones and the latest MacBooks use USB-C as a connection port, and monitors that support USB-C input can be used as dual monitors. Alternatively, you can use a dual monitor from USB-C to an HDMI / DisplayPort converter.

Now, plug in a cable (HDMI, VGA, DVI, or DisplayPort) that matches both your PC and monitor and also connect the monitor’s power cable and turn on the monitor.

How to configure the display

You seem to have figured out what the next step will be, but now I’m going to talk about how to configure a dual monitor. And this means that you are going to duplicate or extend the desktop display of the first monitor with your second monitor so that your Windows system can detect and use the second monitor. In most cases, Windows Automatically detects and configures the monitor without your input or configuration but you need to follow the steps below to configure the monitor properly.

  • Go to your PC’s desktop screen and right-click anywhere
  • Select Display Settings

Scroll down to see the Multiple Displays option and click the Detect button just below it.

And for wireless monitors, click on the Connect to a wireless display option which is just below the Multiple Displays option.

A wireless monitor, which can show your PC or mobile device via Miracast the image of the monitor or mobile screen on the PC through your wireless monitor WiFi Direct interface. This allows you to duplicate or extend your desktop screen wirelessly and connect to your mobile device’s screen monitor via WiFi (depending on your device) via dual cast.

You can also set the order of the monitor by clicking on the Identify option. Windows systems will display numbers 1 and 2 on each screen, so you can easily find out which one is number 1 and which is number 2.

If you want to select the monitor on your PC as the main screen, go back to the Multiple Displays section and select the Make this my main display box or Use this device as the primary monitor.

Note: Your system’s Start Menu, Clock, Taskbar, and other applications will be on the primary / main screen or monitor, but if you want to see them (Start Menu, Clock, Taskbar, and other applications) on both screens or monitors, right-click on the taskbar in the taskbar. > Properties> Show taskbar on all displays.

  • Now adjust the orientation and resolution according to the screen according to the size of your monitor and click the Keep Changes button to save the new display settings.

Personalize the display order on your monitor

  • Once the second monitor is connected and the display is set up, you can personalize and customize it. From here you can change different settings
The start screen will only show on your first monitor and not on the second monitor
Setting taskbar preferences (right click on the taskbar then go to Taskbar> Settings> Taskbar preferences option)
Change the background image to your liking (right click on the desktop then Desktop > Personalize and change the image, theme or color)

Note: Windows 10 has a new panoramic theme that lets you set a panoramic picture on your two monitors. So to enable it, go to Start> Settings> Personalization option.

Click on Browse option to select a panoramic image. And to fit both monitors, select Choose a fit> Span option, now you are fully ready to use the dual monitor.

How to set up dual monitors in Windows 8 and 7

You can also set up dual monitors if you are using Windows 8 or 7. However, you can set it up in a slightly different way from Windows 10.

First make sure the PC and monitor are connected and then press Windows Key + P on your keyboard together.

  • Then you will see four options Computer only, Duplicate, Extend, Projector only

  • Now right click on your desktop and select the Screen Resolution option

Then click on the Multiple displays option and then expand your desktop screen across Duplicate or Extend or two monitors to show the screen on both monitors. Now if you don’t see anything on the second monitor then click on Detect button

If your two displays have different screen sizes, right-click on the desktop screen and select Display Settings to match them. Then go to the Select and rearrange displays option and keep trying to match the orientation with your desktop monitor. Keep clicking on the rectangles and dragging until the screen is properly adjusted.

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