How to setup Dual monitor in Windows 8?

In order to setup Dual monitor in Windows 8, refer to the tutorial below.

Dual monitor preview

What is Dual Monitor?

Dual Monitor is nothing but the ability to use two display devices such as monitor, television or/and projectors, in a single computer. The idea of Workspace in Linux is also the same. It is also known as Dual-Display or Dual-Screen. It is used in a computer normally in the Extended Mode .

What is Extended Mode?

Most of the current video cards are capable of spanning a single frame buffer across two monitors. The result is one large rectangular desktop space, of double either the horizontal or vertical resolution. As an example, when you use two 1024×768 displays, you can have a combined virtual resolution of either 2048×768 or 1024×1536. In the Extended mode, additional desktop area is created by giving each monitor its own frame buffer. In this mode, each monitor can be of different resolution, depth, and refresh rate.

You can follow the instructions below for setting up Dual Monitor in Windows 8.

1. Press Windows + P simultaneously. Then the project window will appear. Click on Extend to set up Dual Monitor.

 Project Settings

You can check it by the following way.

1. Switch to Desktop mode by pressing Windows + M.

2. Right-click on the Desktop and select Screen Resolution.

select screen resolution

2. Now click on the options beside Multiple Displays and you will see Extend These Displays is selected by default. If this was not selected, then Dual Monitor is not enabled. Then select this option to enable Dual Monitor.

monitor settings

If this was not selected, then Dual Monitor is not enabled. Then select this option to enable Dual Monitor.

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