You might have noticed that many gamers use dual monitors – aka two screens – when playing. The reason being it can make multitasking a lot easier. But this setup isn’t just for gamers. Any office worker can benefit from having two screens on their desk.
What are Dual Monitors?
Dual monitors are two screens set up as part of one computer. They are essentially a continuation of one screen, so you can drag items across both. You can actually have more than two monitors, but most people do just fine with two. Many people don’t realize how helpful having two screens is until they try it. Once you start, you won’t want to go back to just one.
Why Two is Better than One
The main benefit of having two monitors is efficiency. You can have a web browser open on one screen and your email or a word document open on the other. This means you don’t have to constantly expand and minimize your windows while your work. This decreases your chances of accidently closing something your were working on.
You can also drag items across both monitors, as if it was one continuous screen. So, you can drag and drop files just as you would with one screen. It’s incredibly easy.
How to Set Up Dual Screens
Setting up dual monitors using Windows 10 is quite straight forward.
Select Start > Settings > System > Display.
You want to click on “Multiple displays.” Your computer should automatically know that you have two monitors plugged in, but if they don’t show up, click “detect.”
You can also do this with a laptop computer, so the laptop screen counts as one and then you have an additional screen. You can also dock your laptop and run two monitors off of it, so you have bigger screens to work with.
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