Are you someone who uses multiple windows simultaneously? If yes, you definitely could use various monitors. It would not only make your work seem easier but also help you go it in lesser time.
Why use multiple monitors on Windows 10?
There are numerous reasons why you could see programmer or graphics designers using tons of monitors at their work desk.
- There might be many scenarios where a designer or a programmer need to make a comparison between two or more different things. So to get a clear perspective, it’s required that a person should get all the things (which are to be compared) separately and then can make clear decisions.
- Extending your computer to a second screen is very easy, although to many people it sounds like it would be more difficult or involved than it is. If you’ve been wanting to try a dual-screen setup but have been putting it off, there’s no reason not to give it a shot.
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- Sharing data is also very common; for example, copying code from one application to another, or opening an image in third party software such as GIMP that was created in Photoshop. All these things can be streamlined with the help of a second screen. Moving from one screen to the next is often easier than using multiple applications on one screen. You might have seen similar from Apple also on iPad OS and Mac OS.
- Also, Bloggers, designers and programmers like me use more than one applications at one time, for example, using Skype and my WordPress portal at once. I might want to talk to my Content creation team while editing the post they have written, so its a win-win situation as I can review the content while talking to the person who authored it on the site.
How to set up multiple monitors on Windows 10
Firstly, check whether your CPU supports multiple video connections which can be through HDMI, DVI, VGA or DisplayPort cables.
Connect your primary monitor to your CPU using the main connection port. The other monitor(s) can be connected to the CPU using the other available connection ports.
Once the connections are made, switch on your computer and power on the other monitors. You can only use the primary monitor right now as the rest of the monitors are not set up yet. In order to set up the other monitor(s), follow these steps.
- Go to ‘Settings‘.
2. Click on ‘System‘.
3. In ‘Display‘, you will have the option of ‘Multiple displays‘ under which there is a ‘Detect‘ option.
4. Once you monitors are detected, the following options will appear. Select the one as per your requirements.
‘Duplicate these displays‘ shows the mirror image of primary monitor onto the secondary and the other monitors connected.
‘Extend these displays‘ lets you utilize both the monitors by allowing different applications to be displayed on each.
‘Show desktop only on 1‘ and ‘Show desktop only on 2‘ show the desktop only on the first and second monitor respectively.
Below are some softwares you can use for maximum productivity.
UltraMon helps to improve efficiency for users of multiple monitors by adding additional options for maximizing screens to the desktop and moving windows. It also adds an additional task bar for each secondary monitor, which only shows tasks from the monitor it is on. There are also a number of other features. A single license costs $39.95.
DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go are small devices that help you to connect two or three monitors to a laptop or desktop. They connect to the VGA or DVI output and use your system’s GPU to provide high-quality 2D, 3D and video across all monitors.
For developers, it’s often handy to turn one monitor vertical/portrait. This allows you to see more code at once. Leave the other horizontal/landscape for testing, since that’s the most common for users.
Hope this article helped you to set multiple monitors on Windows 10. If you are facing any difficulty then let us know.