How to Connect and Use Multiple Monitors with Windows 10 PC

by Carl Smith Software Developer

Sometimes a single monitor is not enough, especially when you’re a programmer, gamer, data analyst, or content creator. It might look odd or maybe not, but it improves multitasking and significantly enrich your productivity. The purpose could be anything; Windows 10 has everything that is needed to set up multiple displays. There isn’t any requirement to download or install any extra program, with just Windows 10 features and settings you can connect one, two, three, and even more monitors. If you’re also looking for how to connect and use multiple monitors with Windows 10 PC, then here the most up-to-date and most uncomplicated procedure to do so.

Guide to connect and use multiple monitors on Windows 10

It won’t take so much time to set up an additional display on the Windows 10 computer, but you need to make all the connections and settings correctly. Otherwise, it will not connect and take a lot of time. First, start with cable connections.

Make Connections

At the very first, you need to connect the monitor(s) with your system. Make sure to plug all the necessary cables correctly, including power, VGA, HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort (if possible). If you get stuck anywhere while making connections, then you can take guidance from the internet. Check the manufacturer’s website of your monitor, or Google directly.

Once you made the connection correctly, you can proceed to configure the monitors.

Rearrange the displays in Windows 10 Settings

You can use any of the free ports of your system to connect one or more monitors. It is not necessary to plug them in sequence, just attach as you find convenient. Don’t be concerned about the wrong order they will still work. If any issue occurs in viewing because of connection order, you can quickly troubleshoot it by rearranging the displays in Settings. Here’s how.

1.    Open ‘Start’ and then ‘Settings.’

2.    Under Settings, click ‘System.’

3.    In the left System menu, click on ‘Display’ (first option in the list).

4.    You’ll see display setting on the right section of the display and under “Select and rearrange displays” you’ll see connected monitors with numbers.

5.    Now, click and drag the screen to set them as they are physically.

6.    Repeat the same for all the monitors to rearrange them correctly.

If any of the connected monitors are not showing here, then check the connection and make sure it is on. You can use the ‘Identify’ button to recognize each monitor without confusing.

7.    After rearranging displays, click the ‘Apply’ button to save.

Once you arrange the displays here you want, your PC will know the physical layout of the monitors and displays the content correctly. Now, you can do work across each monitor without any issue.

How to adjust the scale and layout of the monitors in Windows 10

Windows 10 does a great job in detecting and configuring the best possible settings when you connect additional monitors to your Windows 10 PC. It rarely happens, when it doesn’t display the content exactly the same. Sometimes, users may want to change the scaling, resolution, and orientations. You can easily fine-tune the display settings for each connected monitor. Here is how.

Steps to adjust scaling:

1.    Open ‘Start’ and then ‘Settings.’

2.    Under Settings, click ‘System.’

3.    Click ‘Display’ in the left menu.

4.    Select the monitor from “Select and rearrange displays” of which scale you would like to change.

5.    Then, click the box below “Change the size of text, apps, and other items.”

6.    Select the correct scale from the options.

7.    Repeat the same for other monitors.

8.    Click ‘Sign-out’ to save and apply changes.

Tip: You can use ‘Advanced scaling settings’ to set the scaling manually.

Steps to adjust resolution:

1.    Open ‘Settings’.

2.    Click on ‘System.’

3.    Click ‘Display.’

4.    Select a monitor or which resolution you want to adjust.

5.    Then, click the box below “Resolution.”

6.    Select a correct resolution value from the options.

7.    Repeat the same for other monitors.

It will change the resolution for the monitor. This way, you can also change the orientation by using the box below, “Orientation” in display settings.

Jason Bravo is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2005. As a technical expert, Jason has written technical, manuals blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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