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How Can I Make Windows 8/Windows 8.1 Check If Multiple Monitors Are Connected?

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Windows 8
  • Monitors
  • Display
Windows 8/Windows 8.1, being a complete and versatile operating system also allows you to connect multiple monitors to a single system. The number of monitors that can be connected to a computer depends upon the number of VGA (Visual Graphic Adapter) cards that are installed on the system.

With the help of multiple monitors, you can either throw a single display to all the connected monitors, or you can split the display over to the monitors in order to view the entire display screen at a larger scale.

Whatsoever the requirement may be, there might be situations where you want to detect the number of monitors that are connected to a running Windows 8/Windows 8.1 computer. Although you can manually count the connected monitors, it is a time consuming and tedious task, especially when the monitors are placed in different rooms, or sometimes at different compounds altogether.

In order to make the task easier, Windows 8/Windows 8.1 has a built-in feature using which you can detect the number of connected monitors with just a mouse left-click.

Here is how you can get this done:

  1. Log on to Windows 8/Windows 8.1 from your regular account.
  2. Once logged on, click Desktop from the Start screen.
  3. Right-click anywhere on the desktop screen to display context menu.
  4. From the displayed options, click Screen resolution.

  5. On the Screen Resolution window, under the Change the appearance of your displays box, click the Detect button to check the number of monitors connected to the system.

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