How to Connect and Use Additional Monitor on Windows 11?

If you work with a lot of content on your computer, having extra space to move around windows and on-screen can help immensely. Using Multiple monitors, you can easily handle your activities.

Windows 11 and 10 are capable of working with multiple displays. If you have additional monitors that you want to extend your work to, plug them into your Windows machine and start working. Multiple monitors also help you multitask, such as monitoring stock prices or watching web series.

Windows 11/10 automatically detects additional monitors to your computer or laptop and duplicates your screen. If the second monitor is not displaying anything, you can check it from Windows Setting. This risewindows article will teach how to connect and use an additional monitor.

Requirements to Connect Multiple Monitors on Windows 11/10

  • HDMI port/ VGA port

Firstly, to connect monitors to your computer, you need to make sure your computer can add two additional monitors. Connect the monitor through the HDMI port or the VGA port. If your computer only has one HDMI port and one VGA port, which is expected, then find an adapter to complete the connection.

How to Set up Additional Monitors in Windows 11/10?

Windows 11 is automatically detecting the additional monitor. If your PC doesn’t automatically identify the other monitor, do the following:-

Step 1. Open Setting App

Step 2. SelectSystem in the left sidebar of Settings.

Step 3. Next, click on the Display tab on the right sidebar.

Step 4. On the Display settings page, your PC should automatically detect connected monitors and show your desktop. If you don’t see the monitors, click the Multiple displays tile to extend it.

Step 5. Click the Detect button beside the “Detect other display” option.

Scroll to the top of the Display settings page when you complete. If Windows detects the second monitor, it will show up here and allow you to adjust the settings for each one.

How to Use Multiple Screens With Windows 11?

Once your Windows 11 recognizes connected monitors, do the following to get the most from that:-

Step 1. Press  Windows + P on your keyboard.

Step 2. Now, a small window will open, and you will see the following options:-

  • PC screen only – This option allows you to see the desktop on the primary monitor only.
  • Duplicate – This allows you to share your desktop on all your displays.
  • Extend – This Allows you to see your desktop across multiple screens, and also, you can move items between the two screens.
  • Second screen only – Using this option, you can see your desktop on the second monitor only.

Step 3. Click on the appropriate option to share or extend your Display.


In this way, you will connect and use multiple monitors in Windows 10/11. It helps you in your Multitask activities.


That’s all for this article. I hope this article will add some value to your work.

You guys are amazing; Keep reading, learning, and growing.

Also, read How to Turn on High Contrast Themes on Windows 11?

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