Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10

    Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10

    How to Create a Display Switch shortcut in Windows 10
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    How to Create a Display Switch shortcut in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Display Switch (aka: "Project" or "Second Screen") is used to change the presentation mode of the main display of your Windows 10 device or PC to display on either the PC screen only, duplicate on second display, extend across all displays, or second screen only.

    This tutorial will show how to create or download a Display Switch shortcut in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Projection Mode Description
    PC screen only Only the current main display is enabled. All other connected displays will be disabled. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
    Duplicate The main display will be mirrored on the second display.
    Extend (default) The main display is extended across the all connected display screens and allows you to have a desktop that spans them.
    Second screen only The current main display will be disabled. All other connected displays will remain enabled with the second screen used as your new main display.

    Tip   Tip
    By default, you can press the Windows + P keys to open the Display Switch flyout.


    CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Display Switch flyout in Windows 10
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    Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10
    To Download a "Display Switch" Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Display_Switch_shortuct.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Display Switch shortcut - Create in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a "Display Switch" Shortcut

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location you want to use below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    (Project flyout) %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe

    (PC screen only) %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal

    (Duplicate) %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone

    (Extend) %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend

    (Second screen only) %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /external

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    3. Type Display Switch for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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    4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       2016-02-22 #1

    So like i'm noobish to this stuff. I have a setup with my computer monitor as primary and HDTV as secondary. I want to be in extended mode. I want to assign a quick key Alt+s that switches to my HDTV as primary and my monitor as secondary. When I hit it again, it will switch back. I used to have this, but don't remember how I did it in windows 7... got an nvidia graphics card so no catalyst control center, i know that does it.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-02-22 #2

    Hello DawgPop,

    You could assign the CTRL+ALT+S keys to a shortcut in this tutorial if you like.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       2016-02-23 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello DawgPop,

    You could assign the CTRL+ALT+S keys to a shortcut in this tutorial if you like.
    I get that part, what I don't understand is how to swap primary and secondary monitors. I only see modes internal, clone, extend, and external. What I want is to always be in extended mode, but just to swap my displays with one quick key. I don't want to only use one display, I always want to use two displays.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-02-23 #4

    You could use the free version of DisplayFusion to toggle main displays.

    Free vs Pro Binary Fortress Software
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  5. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       2016-02-23 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    You could use the free version of DisplayFusion to toggle main displays.

    Free vs Pro Binary Fortress Software
    You can use quickkeys, but those guys know which features are important, to do what I want it is a pro only feature.
    it would be a load next profile...
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