How to Set Main Display in Windows 11/10?

Windows 11/10 have a feature to connect and use additional display. If you have more than one display connected to your PC, Windows numbers them to identify them, such as 1, 2, etc. Then you can select which display you want to use as the main(Primary) display by default for all users.

The main display will be the active desktop, showing the clock and taskbar corner icons. The sign-in screen, all apps, and items will automatically launch on the active or Main display by default when you initially open them.

How to Set or Change Main Display in Windows 11/10?

When using extended mode in Windows 11 and want; to see one display as a primary, go for these steps;

Step 1. open the setting app.

Step 2. Then, Select  System when the Settings window opens.

Step 3. Next, On the Display settings page, Windows will show connected displays. Select the option Extend these displays if not already done.

Step 4. After that, select the monitor you want to set as your primary display. Then check the box to “Make this my main display.”

After these steps, windows will immediately switch your app icons and make that your main display.


  1. To transfer an opened window from one monitor to another, press and hold the app’s title bar and drag that to the extreme top right corner on display. 
  2. You can move your mouse pointer from one monitor to another.

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