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Windows 10 provides support for multiple displays (monitors). Monitors can be connected to any available video port on your computer. However, when using multiple monitors, it is not easy to determine which monitor should be connected to which video port. Windows will be able to work with all connected monitors, but the monitors must be arranged within Windows in order for the mouse and applications to work as expected.

To rearrange monitors on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Under the “Select and rearrange displays” section, drag and drop each display to rearrange the displays according to their physical layout on your desk.
    Display settings screenshot

    Quick tip: When rearranging monitors in the “Display” settings page, make sure that all monitors align at the top perfectly. Otherwise, you’ll have problems moving the mouse cursor between monitors from the corners.
  3. Click the Apply button.

Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will save the physical layout, and you’ll be able to work across each display and run applications without issues.

If you’re not sure which monitor you’re selecting, click the Identify button to figure out. If one of the monitors isn’t showing up, make sure it is receiving power and connected correctly, and then click the Detect button. In the case that you are still having problems, reset their connections (or restart the computer), and try the Detect button again.