Set up dual monitors on Windows

Windows 11

To get your PC to recognize multiple monitors:

Make sure your cables are connected properly to the new monitors, then press Windows logo key  + to select a display option.

If you need more help, here’s what to do:

  1. Select Start Settings System Display. Your PC should automatically detect your monitors and show your desktop. If you don’t see the monitors, select Detect.
  2. In the Multiple displays section, select an option from the list to determine how your desktop will display across your screens.
  3. Once you’ve selected what you see on your displays, select Keep changes.

You can change the resolution of your displays. However, we suggest using the recommended resolution to get the most out of your displays.

How to split your screen in Windows 10

Windows has always been a great environment for multitasking, with the ability to run multiple applications at once and to switch between them with relative ease.

In Windows 10, Microsoft tightened up the snapping mechanism and expanded its functionality. Today, the latest version of Windows 10 offers a number of ways to split your screen into multiple windows and get real work done, with better support for higher resolution displays and multiple monitors.

Snap Assist

One of Windows 10’s most important contributions to split-screen multitasking is Snap Assist, which makes it easier to select an open application window when you are choosing which applications to arrange on your screen. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Choose the window you want to snap to one half of the screen, then drag it to the edge.

Step 2: A translucent outline of where it will snap to will appear. If you’re happy with it, let go and your window will be snapped into place. Alternatively, press the Windows key and the left or right arrow key to snap the last selected window to one side of the screen.

Step 3: If you have other windows or applications open, when you snap your chosen window you’ll be presented with a number of options for what to fill the other half of the screen with. Click on one, and it will automatically snap into place opposite the other window.

Once you’ve placed your windows, you can easily resize them by dragging the divider. There’s a limit to how thin a window can be, though, to help you avoid creating windows that are so small that they’re useless.

Want a faster way to do this on your keyboard? There is a shortcut to split windows that’s really useful once you get used to the process: Press down the Windows logo key while in an active window, and then press either the left or right arrow key. This should automatically assign a side of the screen and split the window over there. Do the same for a new window, and you have a split-screen set up in no time!

Snapping more than two windows

If you have a large, or high-resolution display, you can take advantage of all of that extra screen real estate by snapping more than two windows. Corner Snap, as it’s known, lets you snap into place as many as four different windows.

Step 1: Drag and drop your first window into the corner you want to snap it to. Alternatively, press the Windows key and left or right arrow, followed by the up or down arrow.

Step 2: Do the same with a second window on the same side and you will have two snapped into place. Corner Snap is then activated, and much like when snapping just one window, you’ll be given the option to fill the empty space with a third.

Step 3: To bring the fourth window into play, drag the third window into the corner, and then select another application from Snap Assist to complete your four-window setup.

Note that a 2020 update to Windows 10 updated this four-window design and made all the snapped windows act as a single window. This may not sound important, but it’s really handy when you have to do something else, like open an additional app or file while working with your snapped windows — they will now stay together, waiting for you to get back.

How to split your screen on a Windows 10 computer to view multiple program windows at once

  • You can split your screen on a Windows 10 computer by snapping windows into place.
  • Your screen can be split into halves, thirds, or quarters.
  • A few easy keyboard shortcuts can also quickly split your screen.

One of the benefits of having an enormous PC screen is having the option to see at least two windows one next to the other on a similar screen.

In Windows 10, parting your screen makes it simpler to reorder between windows, see data from different sources immediately, or just by and large perform multiple tasks. You can partition your screen with two, three, or four windows. This is the way to make it happen.

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