How To Enable Extended Desktop Mode

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12/29/2020

With extended desktop mode, you can get a larger Windows* desktop area spanning multiple displays. You can move applications from one display to the other.

All Intel® graphics products support extended desktop mode across two displays.

To enable extended desktop mode in the Intel Graphics Command Center:

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, search for "Intel Graphics Command Center". Double click the Intel® Graphics Command Center icon.
  2. Click Display
  3. In the Connected Displays window, click the More options icon on the desired display. More options Icon
  4. Click Mirror to mirror the displays.
  5. Once all available display devices are all mirrored, click the More options icon on the primary display. More options Icon
  6. Click Extend and select which display you would like to extend to.

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After completing the previous steps:

  1. If desired, re-arrange the displays according to your configuration. Click and hold on a display to move the displays in a different arrangement.
  2. If desired, set a display as the primary display by clicking the More options icon and selecting Make Display Primary. More options Icon The primary display is signified with star. star icon
  3. Click Apply to save changes.

To enable extended desktop mode in the Intel Graphics Control Panel:

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, search for "Intel Graphics Control Panel". Double click the Intel® Graphics Control Panel icon.
  2. Click Display > Multiple Displays.

    Display Multiple Displays

  3. Select Extended Desktop mode and click Apply.

For some systems with third generation or newer Intel® Core™ Processors, three-display support is available. After completing the previous steps:

  1. Use the Arrange Displays window. Use your mouse to move the displays in a different arrangement.
    Arrange Displays

  2. Click Apply to save changes.

Note You must have three monitors connected to see all three drop-down menus.

 

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