How Do You Use Two Monitors?

Plug in both monitors to the computer, and adjust their display settings individually through the Screen Resolution feature. To access the Screen Resolution feature, right-click on the desktop, and select Screen Resolution from the right-click menu.

  1. Connect the monitors to the computer

    Connect both monitors to the display port of the computer. Most graphics cards, as well as some newer motherboards, come with more than one display port. If not, use a splitter cable to connect both monitors to a single port. Once connected, turn them on.

  2. Access the Screen Resolution settings

    Right-click on the desktop screen, and select Screen Resolution from the menu. Alternatively, click Start, go to Control Panel, select Appearance and Personalization, and click on Adjust Screen Resolution.

  3. Set up the display settings of both monitors

    In the Screen Resolution window, click on the drop-down menu listed as Multiple Displays. Select the options you want for the monitors. Change the orientation and resolution of both monitors individually. Once done, click on Apply. If satisfied with the setup of both monitors, click on Keep Changes to save the settings. If not, click Revert to discard the changes and return to the Screen Resolution window. Repeat this step until both monitors have been satisfactorily set up.