Sometimes, you may need to use two monitors instead of one for a wider glance at your PC images. When using two monitors, you will be able to spread a single image over the two monitors by which, you will have a broadened display of the image. When you wish to hook a large monitor up to your laptop computer, this concept of double monitors becomes specifically important. Or you may also create a mirror image display if you want more display space on the desktop; this is a wonderful option to work with. You can configure your second monitor in the same way you have configured your primary monitor, so that you will find no difference between the two or feel any uneasiness.
Setting up a secondary monitor for your system is in fact easy, particularly with the Windows Vista help instructions given below. There are two ways by which you can do this: firstly, you can just mirror the image from your primary monitor. And secondly, you may create a single image spread between the two monitors. Let’s see the Windows Vista help guidelines to do this.
Instructions to setup a second monitor in Windows Vista
- Turn on your computer as you do normally and then wait while the Windows start-up process completes.
- Plug in your second monitor’s electrical cord to a power strip nearby and plug its data cable into your computer. Let me bring to your notice that you will need an available compatible port for this.
- Now, turn on your second monitor. Your Windows Vista operating system will automatically start and detect the new
hardware attached to it. It will then show the “New Display Detected” dialog box. It shall then provide you three options for running the new monitor. Select “Mirrored” If you want to mirror the image from the primary monitor. Select “Extended” If you want a larger visual desktop to be split between the two monitors. The third and the last option is “External Display Only,” which is primarily for laptops and lets you turn off the laptop monitor when using the second monitor.
- Select the option you want and click “OK”.
- Visit the “Control Panel”->“Appearance and Personalization,”-> “Personalization,”-> “Display Settings” to adjust the display settings.
That’s it, Thank you!
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