How To Set Up Multiple Monitors With Windows 10
How To Access & Customize Your Displays
You have several ways to access the display section of the Control Panel. All are easy to access. .
- Click on the windows icon in your task bar. Click on Control Panel => Scroll down until you find Display => Click on Change Display Settings
- Right click on the desktop => Choose Display Settings
- Click on the Settings Gear Icon => Display should be the first option
Customize Your Display
Now that we are in the right place there are several things you are going to want to do.
- Choose Identify located under the numbered windows, to show numbers on corresponding display (#1 is your primary display)
- You can rearrange the display by clicking and dragging the numbered boxes. You may have to play around with this a bit to determine which monitor you want to be #1 and which to be #2. I have mine set up for my laptop to be #1 and my PC monitor as #2.
- You can then use the scaling slider to make the text & other components larger (this is ideal for high resolution or the vision impaired such as myself. I have my slider set to 125%
4. Choose which orientation you would like. Landscape or Portrait. I have mine set on Landscape.
5. You can adjust the brightness level
6. With Multiply Displays you can choose, Duplicate these displays, Extend these displays, Show only on 1, Show only on 2. I have mine set on Extend these displays but you can play around with these settings and choose what is best for you.
Advanced Display Settings
The advanced settings enables you to play around with the display order, set multiple display profiles, and change various options that are not available in the main view such as the resolution.
- Color Management - Edit ICC profiles
- Color Calibration - Recommended of the two. Follow the wizard to calibrate brightness, gamma, colors, and contrast
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