How to Setup Two Monitors for Better Productivity

In many things, two is better than one. So it’s no surprise that 91 percent of study participants in the IDC InfoBrief Improving Productivity with Dual Monitors said they were more satisfied with two displays than a single one.

man standing in front of two dell monitors

Many of them said that dual monitors were more efficient when that research was release last year, and based on my personal experience, I agree. It doesn’t take a technical wiz to set up multiple monitors, either.

With Windows 10, when you connect an additional monitor to your Dell computer, Windows will automatically detect it and display your computer’s desktop. You can then choose how you want your desktop to appear and customize the settings.

Don’t let terms like Thunderbolt, display port, digital video interface, video graphics array or high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) scare you away from less eye strain and reduced effort to catch and fix errors.

There are many helpful resources on Dell.com/Support; and on Twitter, our @DellCares team is here to help individual customers, and @DellCaresPro is available to assist businesses. And there are webcasts and videos that can also help.

YouTube Videos

And if you like video assistance, our @DellCares team has created many helpful videos that are available on the TechSupportDell YouTube channel. For instance, this one tells you what to do if your monitor screen is flickering.

Additional videos there can help you fix a pixelated monitor, determine the best screen resolution and change it if needed, show you how to setup the frames per second (FPS) counter for games and set up a dual monitor stand.

Webcast Sessions

Our @DellCaresPro team member Shawn Burton is here to coach you through the different ways to configure multiple monitors in a free webcast. There are also some troubleshooting hints and tips throughout the session.

This is just one of the many helpful webcasts our @DellCaresPro team regularly offers for free. You can find a list of their upcoming sessions, as well as an archive of past ones like this in our TechCenter community.

But if you’re still not sure you’re ready to set up multiple monitors, or you just don’t want to devote the desktop real estate it, there is another option for multi-tasking – our Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor.

DellCaresPro graphic about the benefits of Dell 43 Multi-Client monitor

Laura Pevehouse

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.