02. 3 Ways to Upgrade Your Dual Monitor Experience
Please remember that some instructions may vary depending on which version of windows or Mac you use.
Rearrange Your Display Options
- For Windows : Click on your desktop icon and select display. At the top of the pop-up menu, you should see available monitors appear in blue numbered boxes. Select your primary and secondary monitor. Checkmark the little box that says, “make this my main display.” Once your display options match your monitor placements on your desk, you can select apply.
- For Mac : Select the Apple Icon at the top left of your desktop screen. On the drop-down list, select system preferences. In system preferences, you should see the icon Display with a screen image. If your monitor is correctly connected to your Mac, you should have an arrangement possibility. Uncheck the mirror displays box to use dual monitors.
Having dual monitors also means more space to display beautiful wallpapers. Make sure you take the time to select a multi-monitor wallpaper that adds beauty and style to your ergonomic space. WallpaperFusion has some great options.
- For Windows : Right-click your desktop and choose personalize. Browse to the folder where you’ve saved your multi-monitor wallpaper and choose span to transform the background of all your screens.
- For Mac : Right-click your desktop and select Change Desktop Background. Once opened, you can click the plus icon (+) at the bottom left corner of the pop-up box and upload your wallpaper.
Having a dual monitor setup with laptop means having the possibility of “docking” windows to the edge of your screens and thus having the option to view many pages simultaneously.
Once you get comfortable with some keyboard shortcuts, you’ll save tons of time by not having to drag and resize every window with your mouse.
- Win + Home: Stay distraction-free by minimizing all the windows except the one you’re currently working on.
- Shift + Win + Left or right: Move whatever active window you’re working into your left or right screen without manually resizing and moving it.
Window users can benefit from the multitasking feature called Snap Layouts, which allows you to create different alignments for all your windows.
- Command + M: Minimize all inactive windows except for the main window of focus.
Print this Mac Keyboard Shortcut guide and keep it close as you work your way to becoming a shortcut expert.
Mac users can use Mission Control (F3) to quickly view all the open windows and switch effortlessly between each desired window.