As a person who is constantly on my computer working on multiple projects at the same time, it could get messy having to switch between windows with Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut or never-ending mouse clicks. Having multiple monitors means more screen space. More space allows a user to have more programs running at the same time. You can easily navigate between the monitors if you need to interact with a program. Or from time to time, run a show while getting work done on the primary screen. Here is how you can set up your monitors seamlessly with Windows 11.
Connect Monitors With Windows 11
- Open the Windows icon on the bottom left.
- Click on the Settings icon or open Settings with the Win+I keyboard shortcut.
- Go to System > Display.
- Click the Identify button to find out which display is which.
- Click open the Duplicate these displays dropdown.
- Select how you want the monitor(s)to work: Extend Display, Mirror Display or Display Only On One Monitor.
- Drag and drop the monitors to arrange them.
- Select the preferred monitor and scroll down. Select the ‘Make this my main display‘ to set it as the primary monitor.
If your computer cannot detect the additional monitor:
- Go to Settings.
- Go to System > Display
- Click the Detect button inside ‘Detect other display’ under the Multiple Displays group.
Windows 11 allows users to change the projection modes which is the display mode for multiple monitors.
- Open the projection panel with the Win+P keyboard shortcut.
- Select the projection mode.