Not too long ago, having a dual monitor setup was considered to be a huge deal. It gave everyone the expression of heavy computing in progress. However, things have changed for the better with the price of monitors going down over time.
The advantages of having a multi-monitor setup on Windows 10 are many, depending on your creative hunger. For one, a bigger display area means more chances space for multitasking and the added excitement of playing games.
On Windows 10, playing around with multiple displays is even easier than before. Whether it's color management or the extended mode – where you can set the screen resolution according to the monitor – the customization options are immense.
Besides, if you'd like the Taskbar to be visible only on the primary displays, that too can be done quickly by accessing the Taskbar settings.
You just have to head over to Settings > Display and toggle the button for Show taskbar on all displays off.
I agree that not all of us sees the world in the same way. So, for those who have a different take on the world and their monitors, Windows 10 has an option to rotate the screen to use the monitor in portrait mode.
Windows lets you rotate the screen to use the monitor in portrait mode.
This vertical orientation of the display is helpful for coders and graphic designers.
All you have to do is head over to the Settings > Display, choose the display and change the Orientation to Portrait, select Keep Changes, and voila!
The selected monitor will have a sleek portrait display.
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3. Infinite Wallpapers
Imagine a super cool 4K wallpaper spread beautifully over your two monitors. With Windows 10, setting up an infinite wallpaper isn't so hard. Thankfully, Windows 10 lets you have this feature in a matter of few clicks.
All you have do is get a cool wallpaper with 3840x1080 resolution and set it as a wallpaper. Simple!
The only limitation to these infinite or panoramic wallpapers is that the monitors need to be at the same level, for the effect to set in.
4. Add a Dash of Beauty
Few tools can compare to the likes of Rainmeter. In fact, our video editor swears by it when it comes to personalizing his dual-monitor setup.
The interesting thing about Rainmeter is that you can have an array of information displayed on your desktop or you can also opt for a minimalist look.
Having downloaded the tool, choose the skins that you deem appropriate, install it and give a whole new look to your computer.
5. Set Out to Conquer the Gaming World
This feature is dependent more on your dedicated graphics card rather than your system settings. What it essentially does is, it spans the game screen across both the monitors.
To enable this, head over to the Graphic card settings > 3D Settings > Configure Surround, PhysX and select Span displays with Surround. Meanwhile, you can also explore the Set up multiple displays option.