Today’s world is all about wide-screen displays which have really removed the need to have more than one monitor applied. These widescreen monitors help to provide for more space when you want to compare two different windows, arranging windows or more importantly with spreadsheets. It is totally up to you. But the question remains how to actually connect the two. Here’s how.

Step 1

In order to connect to monitors, you will need to make sure that your computer can handle two. Many computers are made with built-in motherboards that are integrated with graphics and monitor outputs, more than one that is. In order to make sure of this, open up your computer and see what your computer has to offer you. If you have an integrated card, you will need to connect both of your monitors to the connectors in your computer, the video cards as well as the power outlets. Power them on and then boot your computer.

Step 2

If you have done everything right so far, the two monitors will start showing images. You have nothing to worry about here. This is the sign to show you that everything you have done was correct.

Step 3

When you connect the second monitor, you will have to tell your Windows how to recognize it. This process is simple. Right-click on your desktop and scroll down to the Display Settings tab that will appear in the Personalize Appearance and Sound option. It will bring up something like this.

Use the provided slider to adjust the resolution of the second monitor.

Step 4

In this step, you will need to adjust the layout of the two monitors. Stay in the same window as the previous step and click on the second monitor. Drag the screen to the new position it will be in. It will “snap” to the closest edge of the first monitor to create a new layout.

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