How does a Dual Monitor Setup Works?

Many people whether they are geeks or normal users who want to increase their productivity are using multiple monitors today. People are becoming swear by multiple monitors, and why not? If you can work on and can increase your work efficiency with dual or triple monitors, then why to stick with only one? Check this post for knowing the use of multiple monitors and how a dual monitor setup works.

Check some amazing benefits of using a dual monitor for your work:

  • An additional monitor allows you to get more screen real estate by expanding your desktop
  • If you are a coder, then you can see the real-time output on one screen by making changes in code on another screen
  • Any user who wants to something at the time of working can use dual monitors. For example, viewing a web page while writing an article (As I am doing right now), or working with two extra-large spreadsheets with the visibility of both at the same time
  • People who want to see their email, statistics, or notifications can use multiple monitors to see the updates while working
  • Geeks who want to watch video while tinkering something on another screen
  • Serious gamers who want extend their gaming world through multiple monitor screens and much more

Got a Duo screen and ready to make the setup?

Knowing all these exciting features of dual monitors, you may want to buy one or you may already have multiple monitors on your desktop. Now, the next thing is how the setup of dual monitors work? Follow the below guidelines and set up your dual monitor screens easily and effortlessly.

First thing is, make sure you have all the hardware you need (The second monitor needs only a single cable for power and input, that’s it). Most of the monitors today come with multiple ports for connecting a second monitor. It includes VGA, DVI, and HDMI port or a mixture of them. Few computer systems come with splitter cables, which help you to connect multiple monitors through a single port.

After connecting the dual monitors through the right cable, open your Control Panel. Go to Hardware and Sound > Display.  In that, choose ‘Connect to an external display’. You can click ‘detect’ if you don’t see a dual monitor display on your monitor screen.


When you successfully complete the connection to the second monitor, then make the resolution and orientation settings as you like. You can set how these multiple displays will operate by choosing from the four (originally three) options:

Extend these displays’ which creates an extended display across both the monitors, ‘Duplicate these displays’ which will show the same display on both the monitors and ‘Show desktop only on 1’ or ‘Show desktop only on 2’ which helps to improve your ergonomic situation.

Author Bio:

Niki Parihar has been researching and writing on portable usb monitors since she got one of them since about 2 years. She loves to write about technology, productivity tools, and business tips and ideas.

dfdfertSo, that’s it. That’s how a dual monitor setup works. Isn’t it easy? Sure it is. For the basic dual monitor settings to improve your efficiency, this information is enough. However, you can tinker around the Control Panel




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