Are you someone who uses multiple windows simultaneously? If yes, you definitely could use various monitors. It would make your work seem easier and help you do it in less time.
Why use multiple monitors on Windows 10?
There are numerous reasons why you could see programmers or graphics designers using tons of monitors at their work desks.
- There might be many scenarios where a designer or a programmer needs 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 would be more difficult or involved than it is. If you’ve wanted 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, which 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 on iPad OS and Mac OS.
- Also, Bloggers, designers, and programmers like me use more than one application at once, for example, 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 it’s 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. 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 your monitors are detected, the following options will appear. Select the one as per your requirements.
‘Duplicate these displays‘ shows the mirror image of the primary monitor onto the secondary and the other monitors connected.
‘Extend these displays‘ lets you utilize both 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 is some software 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 taskbar for each secondary monitor, showing 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, turning one monitor vertical/portrait is often handy. This allows you to see more code at once. Leave the other horizontal/landscape for testing since that’s the most common for users.
I hope this article helped you to set up multiple monitors on Windows 10. If you are facing any difficulty, then let us know.