How to change Primary and Secondary monitor on Windows 10

If you have a dual monitor setup and you want to change primary and secondary monitor on Windows 10, here is what you can do. There is no need to install any third-party software since it is possible to get the job done via Windows 10 Settings panel. It is very easy to set up dual monitors on Windows 10. From changing the wallpaper to scaling – everything is possible using Windows Settings.

Many people use more than one monitor to increase productivity. If you have a dual monitor set up, you might know that your system can select any monitor as the primary monitor after Windows installation. The primary monitor contains all the icons, etc. If you want to change the priority or primary and secondary monitors on Windows 10, here is what you need to do.

How to change primary and secondary monitors on Windows 10

Change Primary & Secondary monitor on Windows 10

To change the primary and secondary monitors on Windows 10, do follow these steps.

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Select Syatem> Display tab
  3. Navigate to Multiple display
  4. From the drop-down, select the desired monitor you want to be primary
  5. Check the Make this my main display setting.

Let us see this in more details.

Press Win + I key together. After that, go to System > Display. On your right-hand side, you should find a button called Identify. You need to use this option to check which one is number 1 and which one is the number 2 monitor.

After that, select a monitor that you want to set as primary and scroll down until you get the option that says Make this my main display.

You need to make a mark in the checkbox to set the selected monitor as your primary monitor.

Once you choose the primary monitor, the other monitor will be set as the secondary monitor automatically.

That’s all.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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