First of all, I want to thank you for visiting this training tutorial.

In this training we will be be covering:

  • The Why & Ways To Use Multiple Monitors
  • Your 1st step - Choosing A Connection
  • The Four Display Modes & How To Access Them
  • How To Access & Customize Your Displays
  • How To Hide Or Show The Taskbar On Displays

I am using a laptop and the screen is quite small for my poor eyesight. I had an extra monitor that I hooked up to the laptop so I could see the screen much better. That was good enough for me until.....

One day my husband came into my office and asked me why I wasn't using the multiple monitor feature now that I had two available. I didn't even think about to be honest. I didn't know why I would need to have two different monitors and how I would utilize them. Now, I don't know what I would do without them. Once you start using multiple displays, you won't want to go back to just one!

Let's begin.

Why You Should Use Multiple Monitors

The answer to this is quite simple when you think about. It is to increase your workflow! Multi tasking isn't always an easy task for some but I believe that once you get used to it, you will find it quite simple to do.

You may already be doing this such as using a split screen. I find that to be very annoying.

Another reason to use multiple monitors is there is no need to install any third party software on you computer.

Ways To Use Multiple Displays

There are many ways to use this feature but I am only going to mention some of the ways that will benefit you while working.

  • Cutting & Pasting - No more vertical split screen or attempting to squeeze two windows side by side on a single window
  • Picture & Video Editing - You can have all the tools on display on one screen while you work full-screen on the other
  • Compare Products - Most of us are doing product reviews on our websites. This makes it very easy to compare the products side by side.
  • Multiple Browsers - If you are not testing using different browsers, you should be.
  • Preparing Screens Between Different Operating Systems - using open source software such as Open Office, Mozilla Firefox, and Wikipedia

Lesson 2 - Your First Step - Choosing A Connection



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MsMerry Premium
Hi Suzette I just came across your training and funny thing is I was just trying to see how to do this. Problem is I am using a windows 10 and an apple macbook air. I was hoping to use one universal mouse to make it easier but no. Qustion is can I do as you are saying with two different systems?
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SuzetteH Premium
Hum good question. I honestly don't know. Perhaps someone with knowledge about macbooks will be kind enough to reply back.
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MsMerry Premium
thank you, Suzette. I appreciate you getting back to me.
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SuzetteH Premium
Your welcome my friend. I wish I had an answer to your questions. I have never owned a Mac. In fact, I have never owned a really nice computer LOL. The laptop I am using is an old used Dell I bought at a pawn shop for $100.00 right after Christmas.

Hopefully one day soon I will own something a bit nicer so I can spend more time working and less time doing maintenance on a dinosaur.
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MsMerry Premium
I can so relate. Actually, I am having trouble adjusting to the Mac as I am too used to Windows 10! on
t worry, so far from What I can see it is not possible so I just have both open separately and going that way. Awesome training by the way, just in case I forgot to tell you that. :) Thank you again.
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you I appreciate the compliment :)
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celiacman Premium
Thank You

Very interesting training

Jeff
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SuzetteH Premium
Thanks Jeff. I am loving having more work space and not working with a split screen. In fact, I am following one of Marion Blacks awesome training videos at the present time. I have her video on one screen and I am able to follow along with it on the other. It is awesome!!
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, S. Bookmarked.
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SuzetteH Premium
Thanks Michelle, Having multiple monitors is kind of like our cell phones (those of us who grew up without one), once you have it, you don't know how you got along without it! :)
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mybiz4u Premium
Isn't that an interesting thought!!!
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abdul11 Premium
good idea if its affordable
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SuzetteH Premium
It doesn't have to cost you much. It just depends on what you want. I went from a PC to a laptop so I already had the connection cable and the monitor.It is nothing high tech but it works for me :).
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emerald860 Premium
When I got a new laptop, I added the old monitor and it's been amazing! I can't believe how I functioned without it! I love having a second monitor! Great training! Alanna
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you Alana, that is exactly what I did. I went from a pc to a laptop so I already had the monitor and the cable. It sat downstairs on a shelf for a long time until my husband mentioned me using dual displays. It has been great!

Thank you for the compliant about the training. I truly appreciate it.
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spurway Premium
thanks for the training.
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SuzetteH Premium
Your welcome. I learned somethings as well by doing the research and training. I really love having the multiple monitors!
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MKearns Premium
I'll have to do that at some point. Right now it's multiple files, tabs and split screens!
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SuzetteH Premium
I absoulutely hated using the split screens on my laptop. Having the larger screen as my main display and then the laptop as my secondary has been much easier for me to be more productive.
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sinwm Premium
Good info. Thanks for sharing.
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you, it was my pleasure
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Loes Premium
Very nice explanation on how to use 2 screens! Thank you!
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you Loes
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