How to Connect two monitors to the same computer?

There are times when you would have preferred to connect two monitor. But you dont know how to connect two monitors. Suppose you are working on some music software and you want your Mixer in separate monitor while project on the other.

It helps create a bigger work area for you to work with, so that you can easily and quickly do your work. Extra screen also helps organizing files, tracking digital photos, music and videos. Its also efficiently increases productivity.

It can also be helpful to display more than one websites at the same time or even dedicate one screen for email and social networking and the other screen for everything else.

It helps professional users like video editors and graphic designers, music producers having an extra screen make their jobs even easier. It shows them larger work area to work with.

To add a second monitor to your computer is now very easy to setup via the interfaces provided now-a-days. Whether it is PC or Mac, they all have the option to plug to monitors

Today's computers have the ability to support two monitors.

Check out how you can connect two monitors to PC or Mac:

PC Users:

PC users can check the backside of their Computer to find out these ports

  1. Either two VGA ( Video Graphic Array ) ports or
  2. Two DVI (digital visual interface) port or
  3. One of each of them.

Proceed now to connect two computers on the ports mentioned above.

Now go to desktop and right click to go to Properties—Settings.

Extended display xp

There you will find options to select one or two monitors. Just play with what you need and screen resolution

Now you are set to work with two computers on PC.

Even if you don't have these ports, two monitors are still possible with a video adaptor or by upgrading the video card.

Mac users:

Mac users can find Mini Display port on the back of the computer and, through using right adaptor cable can connect to a VGA or DVI monitor.

iMac users can install a second monitor through built-in LED display and can now enjoy a second monitor beside their existing one.

Similarly, laptop users can connect a monitor to either use it to have a larger representation of their screen (mirror view) to show a presentation or as additional space (extended desktop) to work with.

You can easily move your mouse from one screen to other as if you are working on the same screen. There is no problem of any kind to view two screen simultaneously.

Hope you enjoyed this article and it helped you to connect two monitors.

Category: Hi-Tech Viewing 908 | Added in February 13, 2014

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