Recommend Print


How to install a second monitor

By Patrick Stafford
Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tech TricksThe rise of wide-screen LCD monitors has been a great thing for the computer industry – now users are able to store more data on the one screen as opposed to the small CRT monitors that were popular only less than a decade ago.


But some budding entrepreneurs may find they will increase their productivity even more if they add a second screen to their PC.


Thankfully Windows 7 has included multi-monitor support and it’s pretty easy to navigate.


All you need to do is plug the second monitor into the back of your computer – a second connection should be available on either your graphics card or motherboard port.


Once that’s done, visit the Control Panel and hit the “display” option, and then hit “screen resolution” on the left-hand side. There, you should be able to click both monitors and then adjust the resolution depending on their screen size.


Then, under the “multiple displays” drop-box, you’ll want to hit “extend these displays”. This will ensure that you have one, long continuous desktop rather than having one monitor mirror its own image in the second screen.

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

Invalid Input

Follow us

StartupSmart on Twitter StartupSmart on Facebook StartupSmart on LinkedIn

Subscribe to StartupSmart RSS feeds


  • How to Enchant with Social Media
    According to bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, Enchantment transforms situations and relationships, turns cynics into believers and changes hearts and...

  • AIC Commercialisation Masterclass - Melbourne
    This intensive one day workshop will assist participants derive full value from their research. The Masterclass is designed for past Commercialisation...

  • Flying Solo - How to Go It Alone in Business
    Starting your own venture? Or rejuvenating one that's been ticking along for years? Sam Leader, co-author of the business bestseller Flying Solo - How to go...

  • The Import Export Show
    The annual Import Export Show for SMEs returns The Import Export Show, Australia’s only major exhibition and learning event for small and medium-sized i...

  • Oceania CACS2011
    Oceania CACS2011 - The region's leading conference and must-attend event for IT audit, control, security and governance professionals will focus on the theme...

Sponsored Links

Our Partners

  • Gary Ablett buys on Gold Coast
  • Russian buys £13 million Rolex store
  • Title Tattle: Chance to buy one of the 200 best homes in the world
  • Larry Emdur says good morning to breathtaking cliff-top property
  • Bank stops overlooked ugly duckling from selling in deteriorating Brisbane market