Windows 10: Displaying Different Apps on External Monitor and Laptop Display

Discus and support Displaying Different Apps on External Monitor and Laptop Display in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello All, I am a student and am trying out taking notes using a Bamboo Ink pen and OneNote on my Surface Book 2. I want to go all-digital with my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by CooperLane1, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Displaying Different Apps on External Monitor and Laptop Display


    Hello All,


    I am a student and am trying out taking notes using a Bamboo Ink pen and OneNote on my Surface Book 2. I want to go all-digital with my notes, and this works perfectly during lectures, but I cannot do this while trying to read an eTextbook or watch a video and take notes because I can only have either OneNote or the browser open for the eBook or video at a time.


    I also have an external display that I would like to be able to use for displaying the eBook or video. My ideal case would be to display only OneNote on my laptop display and display only the video or eBook on the external monitor, this way I can take notes on the laptop in front of me and read or watch on the display. However, I cannot find a way to do this in the Display tab in settings. I tried Extend These Displays with both the laptop display and external monitor as the main display, but it did not seem to work either way only the main display was functional while the other only showed my background image and nothing else.


    If anyone has any suggestions as to show different apps in this way, I would greatly appreciate it!


    -Cooper

    :)
     
    CooperLane1, Jan 23, 2020
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  2. delpi767 Win User

    No display on laptop's external monitor-Monitor recognized but blank


    After the recent Windows 10 update, my wife's laptop no longer displays on the external monitor. All was well before the update.

    I am comfortable that Windows sees the monitor because clicking on Display Settings shows two displays. If I unplug the HDMI cable, only one display is shown.

    I have confirmed that the monitor works by trying it with another laptop. I have also changed the HDMI cable between the laptop and the external monitor.

    Device manager reports that I have the latest display driver installed.

    I would appreciate any and all suggestions.
     
    delpi767, Jan 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Vivian_S Win User
    External monitor display settings

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with the display scaling on your external displays. We will certainly look into this for you.

    As you are using Vizio TV, you may have to try using custom resolution settings if the in-built settings do not provide the required settings.

    For better clarity, please let us know:

    • What is the version of Windows 10 that is currently installed on your computer? You can click on Search and type
      winver.
    • Are you aware of any recent changes to the system, such as updates, after which you are facing this issue?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?


    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to check the steps mentioned in the Workaround section in

    Windows scaling issues for high-DPI devices


    I would also suggest you to check the Display drivers. Please refer

    Troubleshoot external monitor connections in Windows 10


    Set up dual monitors on Windows 10



    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Vivian S
     
    Vivian_S, Jan 23, 2020
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  4. Jetster Win User

    Displaying Different Apps on External Monitor and Laptop Display

    Laptop display question

    Confusing statement! You want to change the display on your laptop that died?

    Is that correct?

    How do you know its the display that's bad?

    Just google "how to change display on a acer 5745"

    Should get you to step by step instructions. But first make sure its the display that's bad
     
    Jetster, Jan 23, 2020
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