Windows 10: Triple display. How to quickly turn off two and leave primary active?

  1.    10 Jun 2017 #1

    Triple display. How to quickly turn off two and leave primary active?


    Hi all, so I've got three monitors and I'd like to be able to turn off/on two of them with some kind of script because I see no easy way within the display properties.

    I see the following options:

    Duplicate desktop on 1 and 3
    Duplicate desktop on 2 and 3
    Extend desktop to this display

    My primary monitor is the one listed as #3 which is actually in the middle.
    Any way to have something like "show only on 3" ?

    Any suggestions welcome.
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       10 Jun 2017 #2

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  3.    10 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks Cliff S, that's awesome. The only bizarre thing now is that even though monitor 3 is listed as primary (assuming primary would tell windows that its the PC display), when I choose PC screen only, it goes to the right display which is not the one set as the primary display. I guess I can try setting it as PC display only and move outputs around on the video card until the middle display indeed is the primary display.
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       11 Jun 2017 #4

    svtcontour said: View Post
    Thanks Cliff S, that's awesome. The only bizarre thing now is that even though monitor 3 is listed as primary (assuming primary would tell windows that its the PC display), when I choose PC screen only, it goes to the right display which is not the one set as the primary display. I guess I can try setting it as PC display only and move outputs around on the video card until the middle display indeed is the primary display.
    That might be a good idea,
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  5.    14 Jun 2017 #5

    Press the Windows Logo Key and the P key and you'll get the selection menu. For me the one that is set as primary is the one that stays on. The numbers don't denote which monitor is primary. You can set any one you want as primary regardless of what number it has. I have shortcuts on my taskbar for PC screen only and Extend.
    C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal < is PC screen only
    C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend < is Extend.
    I switch to just my one main screen when gaming, then switch back my 3 screen setup when done.
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