[dba-Tech] dual monitor

Bryan Carbonnell carbonnb at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 17:06:24 CDT 2016

Starting with the basics, just plug the monitor into the laptop. That
should just work.

If the laptop and monitor are new enough, there should be an HDMI port
that you can use, otherwise just use a VGA cable.

If the laptop image is the same on the laptop and the monitor, then
you will need to find the keyboard combo that switches between display
setting. Usually Fn+F1 or Fn+F8. (My Dell latitude is Fn+F8) Keep
pressing that until you have Extend selected. That will extend the
display onto the new monitor.

Once that is going, to use Netflix on the monitor, just drag your
browser window or tab to that screen and maximize it. Voila Netfilx on
the monitor.

Does that make sense?


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 5:41 PM, Susan Harkins <ssharkins at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't do hardware or networking - I'm strictly software, so please be
> gentle.
> Most of my daily work is on a Windows 10 Dell inspire laptop. I have a large
> hd monitor that I'd like to hook up for two things - I want a dual-monitor
> setup - I'm tired of switching between windows. Second, I'd like to run
> Netflix for the grandkids in the office on the hd monitor using the laptop.
> Where do I start?
> Susan H.
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