How to configure dual monitor setup?

Extended vs Mirror

Extended – Allows you to have additional screen workspace by using your second monitor as an extended version of your desktop. Combines both monitors screens into one big one. Useful for added productivity.

Mirrored – Allows you to copy the display from one monitor to the second one. The same picture is displayed on both monitors. Useful for projecting and presentations.

This guide will walk you through the configuration for both.

Items Needed

  • Access to your Computer
  • In order to perform the configuration you must have both monitors connected to your computer correctly.
    • Click here for a guide on how to connect both monitors to your computer

Step by Step guide for Extended Display

  1. In Windows, right click your Desktop and select Personalize.
  2. From the new window, select Display on the bottom left hand corner
  3. Select Change display settings located on the top left hand corner
  4. You should see both screens labeled and 2
    • If you only see one monitor, the computer might not be detecting the second one
    • Click Detect so that the computer can detect the additional display
  5. On the Multiple Displays box make sure you select Extend these displays
    • If this option is not available, you might have to click the Detect button in order for the computer to detect the additional display
  6. Physically re-position your displays to your liking. Then, arrange them on the screen to resemble the way you have them set on your desk.

Step by Step guide for Mirrored Display

  1. In Windows, right click your Desktop and select Personalize.
  2. From the new window, select Display on the bottom left hand corner
  3. Select Change display settings located on the top left hand corner
  4. You should see both screens labeled and 2
    • If you only see one monitor, the computer might not be detecting the second one
    • Click Detect so that the computer can detect the additional display
  5. On the Multiple Displays box make sure you select Duplicate these displays
    • If this option is not available, you might have to click the Detect button in order for the computer to detect the additional display
  6. Physically re-position your displays to your liking.

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