If you want to know how to set main monitor on Windows 11, read this post. If you connect multiple monitors in Windows 11, they will all be identified by number and one of them will be the main monitor.

Knowing how to change main monitor on Windows 11 PC is critical if you decide to extend desktop across monitors. Because, you will be able to decide which monitor will display the desktop icons, taskbar, login screen, notifications and where applications will open.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to know how to change primary monitor on Windows 11.

How to configure dual monitors in Windows 11

To make the second monitor the main screen in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Click Screen.
  1. Click, hold and drag monitors to change monitor 1 to 2.
  2. Choose Extend these displays.
  1. Click on the monitor that will be the main one.
  2. Check the Make this my home display check box.

After following the steps above, the system will set monitor 1 and 2 in Windows 11 and determine which one will be the main one.


Learn how to switch main monitor in Windows 11 computer, and set which one to open apps, show icons, the taskbar, and display notifications.

So, follow the steps above and tell us in the comments if you were able to configure the monitors in Windows 11 correctly.

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