How to Manage Multiple Screens on Macintosh and Windows

This article covers how to manage multiple screens on Macintosh and Windows.


On Windows, you can use the keyboard shortcut (Windows Key + P) to bring up the display picker that gives you the option to select one of the following display modes:

Computer/PC screen only - The second screen is ignored and only the PC’s primary display is used.
Duplicate - The second screen mirrors the primary display.
Extend - The PC display is extended across all screens.
Projector/Second screen only - The main PC display will be disabled and only the secondary screen is used.

Below are screenshots of what the display picker looks like on Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Windows 7

Windows 10


On Macintosh, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + F1, depicted below, to mirror your displays. To configure more advanced multiple-display options, consult this Apple support article.