Windows 10: Change default setup for dual monitor

  1.    14 Jun 2016 #1

    Change default setup for dual monitor

    The firm I'm working for is extensively using flexible workplaces.
    Most desks are nicely equipped with an additional monitor for use with my own laptop.
    This is very convenient when the additional monitor is setup to "Extend these displays".
    However, every time I connect to a new monitor, it is setup by default in the mode "Duplicate these displays".
    This wouldn't be such a hassle if it weren't for the rearrangement of my windows and desktop icons due to the different monitor resolutions.

    Is there a way to change the default "Display setting" to "Extend these displays"?

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       14 Jun 2016 #2

    When you plug in a monitor, just press Win Key+P.

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    From there you can select whatever mode you want.

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  3.    14 Jun 2016 #3

    badrobot said: View Post
    When you plug in a monitor, just press Win Key+P.
    Thanks for this quick reply. However, this is similar to changing the settings via the setup menu.
    And this still changes my resolution settings.
    I would like to know how to change the setting for all future plugged in monitors.
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  4.    15 Jun 2016 #4

    Check your GPU driver settings panel, if you set it there, windows should conform to it's settings.
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  5.    22 Jun 2016 #5

    I run an external USB 3 monitor on my laptop. Once displaylink installed and it was working correctly, I set it to extend. If it's plugged in when I boot it up it goes to extend automatically. Programs I set to open on that screen open there when I launch them. If it's not plugged in, everything opens on my laptop screen. I go back and forth from dual to single without having to change any settings.
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