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How to change between monitors 1 and 2?

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Many users now rely on multiple monitors to enhance their productivity, whether for gaming, writing, multitasking, or creative work. However, setting up and configuring dual monitors, often called Monitor 1 and Monitor 2, might seem troublesome to those less familiar with the technical aspects.

In this article, we have discussed how to change monitors 1 and 2, the primary monitor and monitor display style.

You can jump to your preferred guide below.

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Change the Monitor 1 and 2

If you want to change the positions of Monitor 1 and 2, then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Desktop, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Display settings option.

Step 2: If you don’t know which monitor is 1 and 2, click the Identify button below the monitor numbers. The assigned monitor number will appear on each monitor.

Step 3: Click on one of the number boxes, drag them to the other side and then click on Apply button to save the settings.

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Change the Primary Monitor

If you wish to change the primary monitor, then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Desktop, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Display settings option.

Step 2: Click the monitor number box to make your primary monitor.

Step 3: Scroll down, and then under the Multiple Displays section, checkmark the box beside the Make this my main display.

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Change the monitor display style

If you want to change the monitor display style, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Desktop and then click on the Display settings option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the Multiple Displays dropdown menu.

Step 3: Choose the desired display style from the list.

  • Select Duplicate these displays to enable the secondary monitor display to mirror the primary monitor display.
  • Select Extend these displays to expand your desktop across each monitor.
  • Select Show Only on 1 to disable monitor 2 and only use monitor 1.
  • Select Show Only on 2 to disable monitor 1 and only use monitor 2.

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