Windows 10: Needing Help With Dual Monitors

Discus and support Needing Help With Dual Monitors in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm running windows 10 home and I have a hdmi port on my laptop that I connected to my secondary monitor. Display Resolution 1366 X 768 (Recommended)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dawn121988, May 21, 2020.

  1. Needing Help With Dual Monitors


    I'm running windows 10 home and I have a hdmi port on my laptop that I connected to my secondary monitor.

    Display Resolution 1366 X 768 (Recommended) for the laptop resolution. But the secondary monitor is 1920 x1080 full hd. I want to have 2 different wallpapers one for the laptop screen and one for the secondary screen and on the secondary screen I don't want to have the taskbar at all of program icons showing. I will show more info in the images and give more details in the images.


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    I have the taskbar transparent on both sides but the icons are still showing up on there I would rather have the icons appear on the main laptop monitor which is where I sit and work from but I watch videos on the secondary monitor and when I'm not watching movies I sometimes listen to music and do not like the big media player taking up space on the screen since I use vlc media player in full screen normally. I will be fixing the vlc media player issue soon enough but I want to deal with the dual screen issue now if possible.

    (1) I don't want the taskbar showing on both screen.
    (2) I want (2) different wallpapers one for each screen.
    (3) I don't want to show icons on the secondary screen but still want to be able to use opened programs over there like vlc media player. I want them to pop open over there like they do now but without the taskbar showing the icons if possible.

    If this makes any sense and if you know how to do this please point me in the right direction.

    Plus I am using a hdmi to vga from onn from walmart if that matters. But both monitors show up as 1 and then 2.

    Thank You!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Okay I found the fix to remove the taskbar from both screens now it only shows on the main screen which is the laptop. But still needing help having 2 different wallpapers.

    :)
     
    Dawn121988, May 21, 2020
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  2. Carlo Fer Win User

    dual monitors

    Hello Kimberly,

    Firstly, make sure that your graphic adapters supports two displays at one time. Ifyou're trying to setup dual monitor, I suggest that you check out this support article:
    Dual monitor setup in Windows 7.

    Hope this information helps you, feel free to post back if you need further help.
     
    Carlo Fer, May 21, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 Update - Now my dual monitors do not work

    Hi,





    One of the possible reasons why Windows 10 was unable to detect your dual monitor is an outdated or incompatible graphics driver. To best address your concern, we need you to answer the following questions:



    • Which Windows 10 build are you using?
    • Have you already tried performing the troubleshooting steps suggested by
      Mauro Cavallin on June 16, 2017?
    • Are both of the monitors not working just like what the original poster was experiencing? If yes, have you tried disconnecting one of the monitors? What was the outcome?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?


    We will be waiting for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, May 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Needing Help With Dual Monitors

    Trouble with 2 monitors

    Hi Tim,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to change the settings to Extended Monitor and check if it helps.

    Please follow below steps:

    • Right Click any ware of the Desktop, and launch Personalization.
    • Go to dual monitor settings under personalization, and change it Extended Monitor.
    Please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.



    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, May 21, 2020
    #4
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