These days many people are interested in connecting dual monitors to his or her personal computer. This includes a second monitor for your desktop, one extra monitor added to your laptop, or connecting your computer to a TV. Browsing the internet on a 54 inch monitor may be just what you want to do. Dual monitors will change your desktop size allowing you to use all the area of both monitors at the same time.
First determine if your video card is set up to handle dual monitors. If it doesn’t you can still probably hook to a different monitor, such as connecting to an external larger monitor or TV instead of using your laptop monitor. This can be nice if you have a small laptop and want to look at something at a larger size. If there is no method for connecting two monitors at the same time this is a good sign that it won’t work.
Plug in the second monitor. Nothing may happen or the second monitor may start to show exactly what is on the first monitor. Either way you will need to open the menu. To open the menu go to the desktop and right click, choosing properties. Open the settings tab and select the box, “Extend my Windows desktop onto this Monitor”. Choose which monitor will be the primary monitor. You may have to figure out the screen ratios for each monitor but you should be able to use the entire monitor area. By doing this you can do a number of things including keeping a background application like your email visible at all times.