How to connect a second monitor?
Many people in the workplace or at home use multiple monitors connected to a computer. At one of them the main work is being done, and the second is used for Skype, ICQ or movies. Sometimes a second monitor is connected to a laptop in order to have an image with a higher resolution. It may seem to some that only a person who is well versed in technology is capable of connecting a second monitor to a computer, but in fact it is not at all difficult. There are several ways.
Connection Methods for Windows 7
The lucky owners of the Windows 7 operating system were most fortunate, because here many of the problems that had arisen with previous versions of Windows were successfully eliminated. So if your computer is the seventh version of Windows, then you can do the following. First, connect an additional monitor to the video card output. Then on the keyboard, type the combination "WIN + P", after which you will see an image on which you need to select the desired option. Everything is done.
Connecting an external device may be necessary due to too small a monitor. In developing software for mobile computers, the manufacturer provides the ability to connect a second monitor to a laptop, so first refer to the means that the pre-installed system offers. So, at the bottom of the taskbar near the clock, find the blue square icon. If the utility is not from Intel, then the icon color may be different. Right-click on it to display the graphics adapter control menu. It can also open after a mouse click on a free space on the desktop. Click the item "Output to", then select the desired option. If you want the images on the monitors to match, choose the "Display Clone" mode.
There are also universal methods that allow you to connect a second monitor, regardless of the installed version of Windows. To do this, you need the utilities from nvidia and radeon. First open the video card control panel, then go through the display manager, go to the installation of several displays and select the display method. All monitor is connected.
Another universal method by which you will learn how to connect a second monitor is to work with the CATALYST Control Center, which can be downloaded from the Internet. Run the program and find the item "Display Manager". The program provides ample opportunity to customize the display robots mode, choose which one will be the main and auxiliary. You can duplicate the image on both monitors, stretch it on two screens vertically or horizontally.
As practice shows, the second monitor can be really useful both in work and for viewing images at home.