Tips to Configure and Set Up Multiple Monitors Running Windows 10

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Do you want to use multiple monitors at a time? Are you looking for the easiest way to get a dual or triple monitor setup?

No matter for what purpose you are using the system or what profession you are in, working on a system with multiple monitors not only enhance your professionalism but also improve your multitasking skills when you are able to work on several applications at one time.

Fortunately, if you have a system running Windows 10, you can set up one, two or more monitors without any need for third-party program or software. Configuring and setting up multiple monitors ensure to give the best desktop experience ever you have.

In this guide, you will learn about several tips to configure and set up several monitors, whether you are going to connect them to your desktop or workstation.

Tips to Configure and Set Up Multiple Monitors Running Windows 10

  1. Rearrange multiple displays
  2. Adjust displays scale and layout
  3. Choose multiple displays viewing mode
  4. Show taskbar across multiple displays
  5. Change background on multiple displays

Steps to rearrange multiple displays

When you start setting up more than one monitor on Windows 10, they may be chances to plug these monitors in the wrong order. No doubt they still work properly, but the issue arises when you use the mouse and running apps. So, to avoid this issue, you require rearranging your monitors correctly.

For this, you need to follow these steps.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the option ‘System’ from the list.
  • Then, click the Display option from the left panel.
  • On the right panel, you will see the ‘Select and rearrange displays’ section, where you have to drag and drop all the displays in order to rearrange them based on the physical layout on the desktop.
  • After adding all displays, click the Apply button.

Steps to rearrange multiple displays

After completing these steps, your desktop will be able to recognize the physical layout of all displays and allow you to work across them without any issue.

You can choose Identify button to find the monitor you are selecting. If any monitor is not displayed, check its cable, power and make sure it is connected correctly and click the Detect button.

Steps to Adjust displays scale and layout

When you connect multi-monitors to your desktop, Windows 10 allows you to detect and configure the best settings based on your needs. It means you can adjust the scale, resolution, and orientation of each monitor.

Adjust the correct scale

To adjust the correct scale based on your requirements, you need to use these steps.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the option ‘System’ from the list.
  • Then, click the Display option from the left panel.
  • On the right panel, you will see the ‘Select and rearrange displays’ section, where you have to select the monitor which you wish to adjust.
  • Under the ‘Scale and layout’ section, select the suitable scale from the drop-down menu of the ‘Change the size of text, apps, and other items’ field.

After completing these steps, you have to repeat the last two steps for each monitor and then click the Sign-out option to apply the change in the scale settings of all monitors.

Adjust Correct Resolution

With the help of these steps, you can adjust the resolution of all monitors manually.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the option ‘System’ from the list.
  • Then, click the Display option from the left panel.
  • On the right panel, you will see the ‘Select and rearrange displays’ section, where you have to select the monitor which you wish to adjust.
  • Under the ‘Scale and layout’ section, select the suitable pixel resolution from the drop-down menu of the ‘Resolution’ field.

Steps to Adjust displays scale and layout

After completing these steps, just repeat the last two steps for all monitors.

Adjust Correct Orientation

You can adjust the screen horizontally or vertically as per your requirements and can use multiple monitors with different orientation to read or code. Simply follow these steps to change the orientation of the monitors.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the option ‘System’ from the list.
  • Then, click the Display option from the left panel.
  • On the right panel, you will see the ‘Select and rearrange displays’ section, where you have to select the monitor which you wish to adjust.
  • Under the ‘Scale and layout’ section, select the suitable option from the drop-down menu of the ‘Orientation’ field.

Steps to choose multiple displays viewing mode

If you want to change the viewing mode of the multiple monitors on Windows 10, simply go through these steps.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the option ‘System’.
  • Then, click the Display option.
  • On the right panel, you will see the ‘Select and rearrange displays’ section, where you have to select the monitor which you wish to adjust.
  • Under the ‘Multiple displays’ section, select the suitable viewing mode from the drop-down menu.

Steps to choose multiple displays viewing mode

Once you complete these steps, you have to repeat the last two steps to change the viewing mode of other monitors.

Steps to show taskbar across multiple displays

When you set multiple monitors, the taskbar will appear by default in the main monitor only, but with the help of these steps, you can add taskbar across all monitors.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Personalization option from the list.
  • Click on Taskbar option from the left panel.
  • On the right panel, turn on the switch ‘Show the taskbar on all displays’ available under the ‘Multiple displays’.

Steps to show taskbar across multiple displays

  • You can also show the taskbar buttons for running apps. For this, simply select one option from the ‘Show taskbar button on’.

Steps to Change background on multiple displays

If you want to change the background on all monitors, you need to use these steps.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click the Personalization option from the list.
  • Click the Background option from the left panel.
  • Under the Background section, click on the drop-down menu and select the Picture option.
  • You will see the Browse button and click it.
  • Go to the location for the desired image and select the wallpaper.
  • Then, click the ‘Choose picture’ option.
  • Now, right-click the selected image and choose the monitor on which you want that particular wallpaper.

After completing these steps, repeat the last four steps to change the background for each monitor.