need help with separate settings on dual monitors


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 19041.508
       #1

    need help with separate settings on dual monitors


    Windows 10 version 1903.
    Hi, I have a laptop small display (the main one) and an external large monitor (#2). I need to have separate settings for each.
    I'm having trouble - when I use scaling in display settings, or set icon size in "view", the setting will apply to both. For example, if I want to change brightness on the large monitor, I click on the display labeled "2", but the brightness slider always adjusts the laptop display.
    I need to set scaling on laptop at about 150%, but that makes everything on large monitor too big - all my windows open gigantic and everything in the windows is too big. The laptop windows open too small and font is really small.
    How do I set these 2 displays separately?? thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #2

    AbbyHyde said:
    Windows 10 version 1903.
    Hi, I have a laptop small display (the main one) and an external large monitor (#2). I need to have separate settings for each.
    I'm having trouble - when I use scaling in display settings, or set icon size in "view", the setting will apply to both. For example, if I want to change brightness on the large monitor, I click on the display labeled "2", but the brightness slider always adjusts the laptop display.

    I need to set scaling on laptop at about 150%, but that makes everything on large monitor too big - all my windows open gigantic and everything in the windows is too big. The laptop windows open too small and font is really small.
    How do I set these 2 displays separately?? thanks in advance
    I've been using dual monitors on my system for a few years. I used @Kari's tutorial:

    Multiple Displays - Change Settings and Layout in Windows 10

    I've been using my laptop with a Visio 40-45" TV at our Senior Activity Center, but never thought of making it dual monitor.

    I should be at the Center tomorrow or Tuesday and will take my laptop with me. I'm going to use Kari's instructions and see if I can set up my HP laptop as dual, just for grins. The TV is for "show and tell" for my students.
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