System Project Display in Windows 11


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If you have more than one display connected in Windows, you can use choose a display option with Project to change what shows on your displays.

This tutorial will show you how to project the main display to the PC screen only, duplicate, extend, or second screen only for all users in Windows 11.

If you want to​
Choose​
See things on one display only.PC screen only
See the same thing on all your displays.Duplicate
See your desktop across multiple screens. When you have displays extended, you can move items between the two screens.Extend
See everything on the second display only.Second screen only

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Option One

Project Display in Quick Settings


1 Perform one of the following actions below: (see screenshots below)
2 Select PC screen only, Duplicate, Extend, or Second screen only for what you want.

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Project_display_Quick_Settings-2.jpg





Option Two

Project Display in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Display settings

Project_display_Settings-1.png

3 Select Duplicate these displays, Extend these displays, Show only on 1, or Show only on 2 for what you want in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

Project_display_Settings-2.png

4 Click/tap on Keep changes. (see screenshot below)

You will have 15 seconds to click/tap on Keep changes or Revert before your changes automatically revert.


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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Three

Project Display using Command


1 Open Run (Win+R), or Windows Terminal and select Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Run or Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

Project​
Command​
PC screen onlyDisplaySwitch.exe /internal
DuplicateDisplaySwitch.exe /clone
ExtendDisplaySwitch.exe /extend
Second screen onlyDisplaySwitch.exe /external


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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dbartenstein

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I have a monitor plugged into the HDMI port of my laptop, but I do not get the Duplicate Display choice under Display Settings. I only get that when I use the quick function Win+P
 

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