How to Set Multiple Monitors

Multiple displays can significantly increase a user's productivity and provide an outstanding experience when connected to a single laptop. Many people, however, are unfamiliar with how to accomplish this arrangement, which allows you to smoothly connect external monitors to a laptop. To begin, you will need two or more monitors and an HDMI cable.

Most laptops can boost your multitasking and immersive gaming experiences with dual monitors, but you can also add a third screen to your 4K monitors. Learning this setup technique might be extremely useful if you constantly switch between applications while working on your computer or laptop.

How To Set Up Multiple Monitors With HDMI

Before you begin the process of setting up multiple monitors using HDMI, you must first identify how many displays you can add or how many monitors your device can support. In the case of Windows, if the graphics card has several ports, it may easily support numerous displays. Check the maximum number of display support and resolutions by going to the "Device Manager" tab and then the "Display Support" section. Similarly, on a Mac, navigate to the Apple icon to learn about your device's "Video Support" via technical specifications on Support.

Using HDMI Cable to Set Up Multiple Monitors

When your computer has several HDMI outputs and your monitors all have HDMI inputs, you can begin by utilising any normal HDMI cables. However, if your computer has numerous video outputs such as HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort, you may require an adaptor cable. To connect several displays to your computer via HDMI cable, follow the instructions outlined below.

  • Connect the HDMI cables to all of the displays you intend to connect before putting the other ends into your computer's graphics card or video output ports.
  • To turn on the monitors, plug the power cord into the outlet.
  • After customising the display settings, customise your computer's display settings for each Monitor to display on different screens.

How to use an HDMI port to connect several monitors

Because video outputs on computers are built into the GPU, simply adding an HDMI connector would not suffice. To connect numerous displays to a laptop or desktop, most multi-taskers utilise an HDMI splitter. A 1×2 HDMI splitter is required for this connection. The HDMI splitter would deliver a comparable signal to two more displays.

However, if you want the displays to show different items at the same time, the Splitter will not help. When you wish to broadcast a signal from one video source to several monitors or TVs, utilise an HDMI splitter that mirrors one single HDMI port in connection, so you can multiple displays. Here’s how:

  • Find the HDMI port on your computer.
  • Before connecting the two HDMI cables to the HDMI splitter, plug it into the port you found.
  • Connect one end of each cable to the monitor. If the inputs on the display monitors differ, use the appropriate cable or adapter for each.
  • You may now turn on your computer and linked displays to see the desktop stretched over their screens.

Using HDMI Switch to Set Up Multiple Monitors

If you want to use an HDMI Switch for this arrangement, you can plug it in and link the outputs to different monitors. Then, in Windows 10, go to Settings and Display to connect or switch which monitors should be first and second, as well as customise everything from orientation to resolution for the displays.

However, employing an HDMI Switch prevents many monitors from being active at the same time. This configuration merely allows you to switch between different displays, allowing you to easily select the single monitor you want to work on with a certain device.

  • First, turn on your HDMI Switch and connect the input to your display monitor. It might be another desktop computer screen, a gaming console, or a television with an HDMI output.
  • Next, switch on your computer and set the input to HDMI, which will link your computer to one of your Switch's output ports.
  • Turn on your monitor and set the input to HDMI, which will link it to another of the Switch's output ports.
  • Select the content you want the Monitor to display from your computer, and Switch will deliver the signal to that Monitor. Do the same with other monitors in other setups, as Switch does not allow you to have multiple displays active at the same time. 

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