Want to know how to split screen on Windows 10 and 11 easily? Find out now how to do it thanks to the procedures in this case-specific guide.
We bet you were on Google and were trying to figure out how to split your Windows PC screen and you came across this guide.
You must know that after reading this guide, you will certainly know how to do it, indeed you will succeed at the same time. This is because later we have included procedures to be 100% successful in splitting the monitors of your PC .
You will understand how to do it easily, just follow all the key points of the procedures, to split the screen or create a duplicate of the same on another monitor or TV. You must know that the procedures for Windows 10 and 11 are the same.
So let's not waste any more time and let's see how to split the screen on a Windows 10 and 11 PC .
- 1 How to split the screen on Windows 10 and 11 with cable
- 2 How to split the monitor on Windows 10 and 11 Wireless
How to split the screen on Windows 10 and 11 with cable
If you want to duplicate the Windows 10 and 11 screen by connecting a second monitor or a cable TV to your computer, there are several ways to go. It all depends on the type of outgoing and incoming connectors, of the PC and of the external display.
So let's first see what types of cables exist to connect an external monitor to the PC :
- Mini DisplayPort
- Thunderbolt in USB-C format
Then first identify the type of cable to use , even if usually in the box of the newly purchased monitor or the new Smart TV , there should already be a special cable, to then connect both to the monitor / TV and to the PC in question.
After making sure that the cable is well connected at both ends between PC and monitor / TV, now we have to act through the Windows settings , which we remember are the same for Windows 10 and 11 .
By default, the screen is transmitted in duplicate mode , which means that the same contents as the primary display will be displayed on the secondary display. So we need to split the two monitors or TVs and make Windows see the external monitor as a second screen.
Do it like this:
- Right-click on an empty spot on one of the two desktops
- Select the Screen Settings item
- Find the Multiple Displays section later
- Choose whether to duplicate the screen or extend it
- You can change the order of the displays by accessing the Rearrange Screens panel (by dragging each monitor to the position you want)
You can also, if necessary, change the resolution of one or the other monitor or change its orientation:
- In the Rearrange Screens section
- Click on the preview of the screen on which to intervene
- In the Sizing and Layout section
- Then use the Screen Resolution and Screen Orientation drop-down menus
Now you have the screen of your Windows PC split to your liking, to be able to perform more operations on two monitors.
How to split the monitor on Windows 10 and 11 Wireless
If the second display on which you have decided to cast the Windows desktop is too far from the computer and the use of a connection cable is, for you, impractical, you can evaluate the use of some wireless technologies suitable for the purpose.
However, you should be aware that the images may arrive slightly delayed, depending on the distance. If, on the other hand, you want to do it to avoid cable problems on your desk, then this solution is fine.
We recommend that you use Miracast , the function made available directly by Microsoft on both Windows 10 and 11 . You can do this in two ways.
If your monitor or TV has Miracast technology , then you won't need anything, just go to the next procedure. Otherwise you will have to buy a Miracast adapter to connect to the monitor in the HDMI port .
Now do this:
- Click on the cartoon symbol located next to the clock
- Then click on the Connect button
- Select the name of the wireless receiver / display
- From the list of detected devices
Again, you can change the desktop transmission mode , change the arrangement, resolution and rotation of the screens, as explained in the previous paragraph.
If, on the other hand, you have to connect a Smart TV , then it will be even more child's play, always following the procedure just described. Then depending on the brand and model of the TV, you will have to activate the own Screen Share available to the TV .
If you find problems with Miracast, you could try Chromecast , buying the device from Google to share screens .