window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

Tip of the Week: Your Guide to Using Multiple Displays

Tip of the Week: Your Guide to Using Multiple Displays

Depending on the task you’re trying to work on, it can sometimes seem like there just isn’t enough space on your computer monitor. One of the best solutions is to add another monitor. However, this sometimes requires more that just plugging another display into your system. For this week’s tip, we’ll review the steps to connecting multiple displays to your workstation.

Connecting multiple monitors is a process, so before you begin, you should make sure you have all your ducks in a row. First, you need to make sure that your computer is capable of supporting multiple monitors in the first place.

To do so, you need to make sure you have sufficient graphics ports to connect these multiple monitors to. Look at the back of your computer and check for graphics ports, or ones labeled DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA. Depending on what you see, your computer may or may not have a discrete graphics card, which dictates whether or not you can most likely use more than two monitors. If you only have a motherboard, two displays are generally your cap, while three or more - in addition to the first two - suggest that you have the separate graphics card.

However, even this doesn’t always mean that you can use more than two displays. Checking for the make and model of your graphics card and running it through a quick Google search with the amount of monitors you’d want to use should tell you if your card can support them.

If not, there is always the possibility of adding an additional graphics card, as long as you have the real estate and a sufficient power supply in your computer to support it. If you do, you will want to be sure that you use the same brand of card as your system currently uses. This will improve your performance and cause much less trouble for you in the long run. In addition to this, you will also need to be sure that you have the appropriate connector cables, and that they will connect properly between your tower and your display.

From there, all you have to do is obtain the additional monitors you want to use, which will be dictated by your budget, your needs and intended use, and your available real estate.

Setup and Configuration
Unfortunately, you still aren’t quite ready to dive back in - you need to tell your computer itself to play nice with all these monitors, too. Fortunately, the Windows operating system makes this fairly simple.

Press Windows + P to pull up a simple menu of your display modes. These modes are as follows:

  • PC screen only - Your primary monitor will be the only one utilized.
  • Duplicate - All monitors will show the same desktop.
  • Extend - The monitors work collaboratively to provide a single, expanded desktop.
  • Second screen only - Your secondary monitor will be the only one utilized.

Generally speaking, you will most likely want to utilize the ‘Extend’ setting.

Once you have done all this, you will want to right-click anywhere on your desktop to pull up your Display settings. Using the diagram provided, mimic the way your screens are set up, each numbered box representing one of them. Clicking Identify will have the screens identify themselves by number. You can also adjust whether your taskbar is displayed on all screens and change up your desktop customization for each.

It doesn’t take much to help boost your productivity at work, which means even the smallest changes can make a big difference. How many monitors do you prefer to use? Tell us in the comments!

How to Be Selective when Picking a Backup Solution
EHR and Other Technologies Moving Healthcare Forwa...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, December 10 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Network Security Best Practices Cloud Privacy Data Backup Business Computing Managed IT Services Hackers Hosted Solutions Data Recovery Malware Email VoIP Data Innovation Outsourced IT Mobile Devices Google Tech Term Microsoft User Tips Backup Hardware Internet Cloud Computing Business Continuity Saving Money Business Internet of Things BDR Software Communications IT Services Ransomware Efficiency Cybersecurity Managed IT Services Smartphones Cybercrime Android IT Support Communication Small Business Browser Applications Chrome Workplace Tips Network Productivity Disaster Recovery Artificial Intelligence Business Management Windows 10 Law Enforcement Smartphone Managed IT Computer How To Router IT Support Gadgets Word Office 365 Avoiding Downtime Business Intelligence Collaboration Windows Phishing Spam Virtualization Mobile Device Management Information Save Money Data Security Two-factor Authentication Server Money Computers Data Protection BYOD Blockchain Social Engineering Telephone Systems Analysis Holiday Proactive IT Identity Theft Bandwidth Mobility Miscellaneous Document Management App Mobile Device Upgrade Remote Monitoring Servers Facebook Social Media Compliance Vulnerability Connectivity Training Firewall IT Management Encryption Redundancy Passwords Alert Apps Voice over Internet Protocol Software as a Service Productivity Unsupported Software Value Operating System Telephony Business Owner Data Storage Big Data Human Resources Education Bring Your Own Device Telephone System Website Infrastructure Keyboard VPN Employer-Employee Relationship Networking Update Unified Threat Management Google Drive Credit Cards Work/Life Balance Workers Flexibility Solid State Drive Password Settings Information Technology Fraud File Sharing Data loss CES Sports Private Cloud OneNote Wi-Fi Mobile Computing Google Docs Machine Learning Scam Managed Service Content Management Data Breach IT Plan Spam Blocking Access Control Paperless Office Windows 7 Automation Virtual Assistant Microsoft Office Comparison Budget Smart Tech Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Google Apps Streaming Media Multi-Factor Security Remote Computing GDPR Online Shopping Authentication Health Office Tips Government Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Students PDF Regulations Technology Tips Root Cause Analysis Data Management eWaste Wireless Internet Frequently Asked Questions Specifications Recovery Warranty Users FENG Insurance Cryptocurrency Leadership Content Filter Software Tips HaaS Trending E-Commerce Windows 10s Skype Evernote Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Line of Business Netflix Staff Healthcare Search Engine Meetings Botnet Criminal Wire Excel Millennials Printer Practices Safe Mode Wireless Password Manager Storage Physical Security Lifestyle Camera SaaS Accountants HVAC Start Menu Wireless Charging Save Time Current Events Cables Data Warehousing WiFi MSP Risk Management Windows 10 Cleaning Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Hard Drives Flash Bing Patch Management Travel Tip of the week Workforce Mouse Hosted Computing webinar Business Mangement Computing Infrastructure Audit Enterprise Content Management Mobile Knowledge Unified Communications Devices Remote Worker Computer Care Amazon Virtual Reality Help Desk Inventory Screen Mirroring Augmented Reality Emails Smart Office Public Cloud Windows Server 2008 Telecommuting Black Market Administrator Content Filtering Business Technology Hacking Wireless Technology Conferencing Gmail Addiction HBO Instant Messaging Virtual Private Network IoT Password Management Cortana Professional Services Network Congestion Theft Thought Leadership Wiring HIPAA Samsung Strategy YouTube Sync Amazon Web Services Worker Commute Shortcuts Cast Legal Proactive Entertainment The Internet of Things Charger Managed Service Provider Remote Work Battery Microchip Marketing Hacker Downtime Tools Recycling Cache End of Support Outlook Project Management USB Computer Fan NIST Competition Customer Relationship Management Company Culture Hiring/Firing Benefits Best Practice IT solutions Utility Computing IP Address Quick Tips Worker Fun Internet exploMicrosoft Troubleshooting Public Computer Scalability Customer Service Loyalty Managing Stress Smart Technology Mobile Office Files Emergency Office Regulation Domains Rootkit Advertising Shadow IT Hosted Solution Employer Employee Relationship Colocation Experience History Relocation Content Public Speaking Search Presentation Computer Accessories Twitter Printers Music Two Factor Authentication Lithium-ion battery Techology Politics Humor Audiobook Vendor Management CrashOverride Bluetooth 5G Internet Exlporer Wearable Technology Tech Support Assessment Safety User Error Video Games IBM Transportation Webinar Hybrid Cloud Books Automobile How to Television

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite