How to Make a Monitor the Main Display in Windows 10

If you have more than one monitor connected to your computer, you can change which one is the main display. This is the display that will show the Start screen and taskbar, and have the primary icons on the desktop. It’s also the display that will stay powered on when you put your computer to sleep.

To make a monitor the main display, you just need to change a setting in the Windows 10 display settings. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Display in the left column.
  4. Click the Select which display should be the main display drop-down menu and select the monitor you want to be the main display.
  5. Click the Apply button.

That’s all there is to it! The next time you reboot your computer, the selected monitor will be the main display.

If you have multiple monitors and you want to change the resolution of one of them, you can do that from the Display settings page as well. Just click on the Resolution drop-down menu and select the resolution you want.

If you want to change the orientation of a monitor, you can do that from the Orientation drop-down menu. You can choose between Landscape (the default), Portrait, or Landscape (flipped).

If you want to change the refresh rate of a monitor, you can do that from the Refresh rate drop-down menu. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the image on your screen will be. However, if you have a slow computer, you may want to lower the refresh rate to improve performance.

That’s all there is to changing which monitor is the main display in Windows 10. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments.

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