Windows 11 better supports multiple monitors. It can remember on which screen the application was open and what Windows 10 was struggling with. You can disconnect the second monitor and when you reconnect it, the windows will still be there. They do not automatically switch to the current screen.

Multiple monitors in Windows 11

The screens are still plug & play. You can connect a monitor to a monitor port on your desktop or laptop and it will be detected automatically. Windows 11 may not appear, but it is easy to fix.

Connecting multiple monitors – Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can connect multiple monitors from Settings. The settings allow you to;

  • Select the primary display
  • Change the screen resolution
  • Change the screen layout
  • Change the scaling of the screens
  • Change the screen orientation
  1. Open Using the settings with the Win + I hotkey.
  2. Mene System> Display.

  1. Click on it Identify button to know which screen is which (note the number on the display).
  2. Click Open the Copy these screens drop-down list and choose how you want the second monitor to work: expand a display, mirror display, or display with only one display.

  1. Drag and drop screens to organize them.
  2. Select the screen and scroll down. Select “Make this my primary display” to set it as my primary display.

Other setting

To use other settings that can be applied to both screens, first select the screen and then scroll down to change the settings. The highlighted screen is the one to which the regulation applies. To use scaling settings, you may need to sign out and sign back in to apply them to all applications.

Change the projection mode

Windows 11 allows users to change the projection mode, that is, the display mode of multiple monitors from the quick projection panel. The panel is different than it was

  1. press Win + P hotkey to open the reflection panel.
  2. Select the projection mode.
  3. Windows 11 is going change the reflection mode.


Microsoft has improved the handling of windows on multiple monitors in Windows 10, but the taskbar has not improved. Users who hoped for a fully functional taskbar on all screens will be disappointed to hear that the time that appears in the corner of the notification area on the secondary screen has been removed. The Start button is always visible on all task bars, that is, on all screens. Window icons also appear on the taskbar for that screen. Users can change the appearance of these icons, but not much else.

Related: Where did the system control panel go in Windows 10?

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