I can understand the pain of continuous shifting from papers or hangouts on your lap to the screen in front of you. This becomes extremely difficult especially when you have to switch from one tab to another in order to place the data in the spreadsheet. This is not only a terrible thing to experience for an office worker or a student but for editors, animators, and writers too, who spend hours glued to their desktop or laptops.
Fortunately, this horrific and eye-straining task has now been accommodated with the dual-screen or dual monitor setup. Not only on the commercial ground but for entertainment purposes like gaming, watching movies, or streaming as well, dual screens are crazily adopted.
How to set up dual monitors?
Whether you want to extend your display from monitor to monitor or monitor to the laptop, the steps to set them up will remain the same.
You need an extra cable to connect your external/second monitor to the graphics card of the PC and plug the power into the power outlet. In this way, both the monitors have to be connected to the GPU of the desktop.
Click on the Windows icon, go to the settings and opt for the display option given on the taskbar. There you can see a dialogue box appear on the screen, showing a rectangle boxes indicating two monitors are detected (if you can’t find this, then click on the detect option).
When your screen shows “1” and “2” boxes from there you have to make alignment of both the displays you like to have. For example, if you want to use the “2” monitor or the external one as a primary then drag that box to the left and if you want to use the same one you are having the taskbar currently then leave this alignment unchanged.
Next, there is a drop dialogue box saying “scale and layout”, from here you can change the size of the text, apps, etc to make it identical to the primary screen.
After this, there is a drop-down for resolution and orientation, you can change them according to your need or leave them unchanged.
Right below you can see a pull-down dialogue box saying “multiple displays”, clicking on this option will let you have an extended view of the content on both the screens or if you want to copy your primary screen on which you are working then opt for the option that says “duplicate these displays”.
Now it’s all set. The setup is ready to enjoy multitasking, gaming, or anything you like to see on these dual screens.