Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
- Adding and Using an Additional Display
- Personalizing Your Desktop Background
- Selecting a Standard Window Color
- Creating a Customized Window Color
- Selecting a Screen Saver
- Saving a Desktop Theme
- Snapping Apps
- Managing Devices and Printers from the Windows Desktop
- Changing Default Settings for Media and Devices
Adding and Using an Additional Display
You can add an additional display by using a laptop’s video port or a second video port on a desktop computer that already has a display connected to it. You can use the additional display to duplicate the first display, but for normal use, you might prefer to set it up as an extended desktop. With an extended desktop, you can run different programs on each display. Here’s how to make it happen.
- Connect a video cable from your monitor to an unused video port.
- Display the Windows Start screen.
- Type displ.
- Click Settings.
Click Change display settings.
- Turn on the display.
- Click Detect.
- The second display is detected.
- Open the Multiple displays menu.
- Click Extend these displays.
- Click the second display icon.
- Select the recommended resolution.
- Click Apply.
- Click OK.
- Click the top edge of a program window and drag it to the other display.
- Release the mouse button to place the window.