How To: Use Laptop As Monitor


You will learn how to set up your laptop as a monitor or a second screen in this guide. Many people are aware that laptops are portable, and they provide the freedom to work wherever and whenever you need. But when they’re sitting at a desk, or don’t have another display device nearby, they overlook the fact that they can use their laptop as a monitor as well. If you need to maximize your productivity, you can extend the laptop’s display across multiple monitors, which is the easiest option. The ability to view multiple web pages and cross-reference a document without flicking between multiple tabs makes it easy to view multiple web pages. In contrast to simply mirroring your laptop’s screen on the monitor, when the laptop screen is extended, you can use both screens to display different content and apps. In addition, you can use your laptop as an extra monitor or to extend the display on a desktop. Nonetheless, it is a little bit more complicated, since your laptop only displays its own screen, and it isn’t designed to output the screen of a different device, such as your TV. Even so, there is no reason why it cannot be done. You can read our detailed how-to below to learn more about both options.

1. How to Extend your Laptop on Windows 10

To start off, you’ll need to get the appropriate display cable for your laptop in order to hook up the computer to the The cable in your laptop might be HDMI, DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort or it might be included in a docking station. Find the correct cable for your needs and connect it to the You can open the display settings by going to Settings > Settings > Display. If you want to change display modes quickly, you can also simply right-click on your desktop and select ‘Display Settings’ or use the shortcut ‘Windows key + P’. When your monitor has been successfully connected to your laptop, you should be able to see two or more numbered screens under the “Select and rearrange displays” You should click ‘Detect’ to get Windows to search for another display if it hasn’t already done so. When you don’t know which screen is which, simply click Identify and a number will appear to show which one is which. It is also possible to rearrange your displays to suit your preference. Once you have made the changes, make sure you click the ‘Apply’ button. You can select more than one display by clicking on the drop-down menu. This page allows you to choose from a selection of options, but the one we’ll be focusing on is the ‘Extend these displays’ option. change your display to multiple screens. To make one of them your main display, click the check box next to the screen you want. That’s all there is to Using various screens together on a Windows 10 laptop is now possible.

2. How to Extend your Laptop Display on MacOS

You may need an adaptor to attach another display to your MacBook. Check the ports on your device first to determine whether you need one. When you’ve chosen the right cable for the job, simply connect it to your monitor and move to To arrange your display, click the Arrangement tab under the Apple menu, then click the System Preferences> Displays menu. Arrange your displays by dragging them to the position you desire after making sure that not the box for Mirror Displays is selected. By dragging the menu bar to the screen you want, you can choose a different display as the primary display.

How to Use your Laptop as a Monitor

We’re assuming that you want to use your laptop as a monitor when displaying your Windows 10 desktop in this example. To project to a PC, go to Settings > System > Projecting to this PC. The first drop down menu should be changed to ‘Available everywhere on secure networks’ and the other options should be configured as you wish. you have completed this action, go back to your desktop PC and click on the ‘Action Center’ icon at the bottom left-hand corner. Choose the laptop you’d like to use from the list that appears after clicking on ‘Connect’. In other words, you will need to accept the connection request on your laptop and enter a pin if you opt to use Click the right pointer of your mouse on your desktop and select ‘Desktop Settings’. If you are selecting ‘Extend desktop to this display’, make sure you select it. It is then possible to rearrange your desktop and laptop display in any way.