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I need help figuring out how to take my two external displays and making them one big screen. I have intel graphics, and I get the concept. The only problem is that I don't know how to do it. I have watched several videos on how to do it, but none seem to help. I could really use someone's help. Thanks. 

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12 minutes ago, Somedude1234 said:

I need help figuring out how to take my two external displays and making them one big screen. I have intel graphics, and I get the concept. The only problem is that I don't know how to do it. I have watched several videos on how to do it, but none seem to help. I could really use someone's help. Thanks. 

Are the monitors already hooked up to your computer?  

 

Assuming you're running Windows 10:

The simple way is to just hit Windows Key + P and select "Extend" from the pop-up menu.  If you need some more advanced features, then right click on the desktop and select Display Settings.  You can then drag-drop your monitors in the window to layout which monitor goes on the left/right, which one is the primary display, etc.

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12 minutes ago, LapsedMemory said:

Are the monitors already hooked up to your computer?  

 

Assuming you're running Windows 10:

The simple way is to just hit Windows Key + P and select "Extend" from the pop-up menu.  If you need some more advanced features, then right click on the desktop and select Display Settings.  You can then drag-drop your monitors in the window to layout which monitor goes on the left/right, which one is the primary display, etc.

My monitors are hooked up, but I do not know how to make the window span across both of the monitors.

 

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3 minutes ago, Somedude1234 said:

My monitors are hooked up, but I do not know how to make the window span across both of the monitors.

 

What OS are you running and how, exactly, do you have them hooked up?

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I actually have a laptop connecting to two external displays, one wireless, and one with an HDMI cord. Also, the OS is Windows 11

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Somedude1234 said:

I actually have a laptop connecting to two external displays, one wireless, and one with an HDMI cord. Also, the OS is Windows 11

 

 

Do both monitors get a signal, you're just seeing the same thing on both of them?

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Yes, they do get a signal, and yes they both show the same thing

 

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Just now, Somedude1234 said:

Yes, they do get a signal, and yes they both show the same thing

 

What happens when you press <Windows Key + P> keyboard shortcut?  

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When I click Windows+P, it brings up the project thing. I've been trying to do it this way a few times, but I don't know how to make it span across my displays

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Somedude1234 said:

When I click Windows+P, it brings up the project thing. I've been trying to do it this way a few times, but I don't know how to make it span across my displays

 

 

 

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Press on Extend in the projection menu.

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Click on the "Extend" item on that pop-up.  Just under "Duplicate"

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Ok. I set it to extend. What should I do now?

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Just now, Somedude1234 said:

Ok. I set it to extend. What should I do now?

That should be all you need to do.   You should be able to drag and drop windows to the other monitor display.  

 

Try moving your mouse to the 4 edges of your main display, does it bleed over to the new monitor at any edges or is the cursor showing in both monitors at the same time?

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Everything Works just fine. What i want to do is play Destiny 2 with two screens as one big screen. Besides that, it all works great!

 

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18 minutes ago, Somedude1234 said:

Everything Works just fine. What i want to do is play Destiny 2 with two screens as one big screen. Besides that, it all works great!

 

Ah, that's a whole different can of worms.  

 

Based on what you have for hardware, I don't think this is currently possible.  You would need a special adapter that essentially combines the two monitors to a single resolution.  NVIDIA and AMD both have specific software tools to accomplish this without the adapter, and I don't believe those tools exist in Intel graphics.

 

Additionally, there will be a massive performance hit, even if you *can* do it, you probably shouldn't attempt it without a dedicated GPU of mid-level or higher performance, even for 1080p resolutions.  

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4 minutes ago, LapsedMemory said:

Ah, that's a whole different can of worms.  

 

Based on what you have for hardware, I don't think this is currently possible.  You would need a special adapter that essentially combines the two monitors to a single resolution.  NVIDIA and AMD both have specific software tools to accomplish this without the adapter, and I don't believe those tools exist in Intel graphics.

 

Additionally, there will be a massive performance hit, even if you *can* do it, you probably shouldn't attempt it without a dedicated GPU of mid-level or higher performance, even for 1080p resolutions.  

Ah, ok. Well, I appreciate the help! Thanks.

 

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