System Turn On or Off Remove Display from Desktop in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off remove display from desktop in Windows 11.

If you are running the Windows 11 Enterprise or the Windows 11 Pro for Workstations editions, you will have a Remove display from desktop feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display. A monitor is categorized as “specialized” if it is neither intended to be used as a “desktop” monitor nor as a head-mounted display.

The Specialized Display feature enables a display to be dedicated to a specific purpose, such as:
  • Fixed-function arcade/gaming rigs like cockpit/driving/flight/military simulators
  • Medical imaging devices that have custom panels (e.g. grayscale X-ray displays)
  • Dedicated video monitoring scenarios
  • Monitor panel testing and validation (e.g. in the factory)
  • Video walls
If you turn on Remove display from desktop for a display, it will stop Windows from using this display. It will be available only for special-purpose apps that need to use it.

If you turn off Remove display from desktop for a display, it will be available for Windows again.

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You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off Remove a display from desktop.




Here's How:

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)


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3 Click/tap on Advanced display. (see screenshot below)

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4 If you have more than one display, select the display you want to apply this to in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

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5 Turn On or Off (default) Remove display from desktop for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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6 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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And if you don't have the "Remove display from desktop" option?
Been awhile Brink. Just thought I'd look you up on this one!
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System One

  • OS
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I know that opt exists in Win10, all day long. But MY 11 is a beast of another species!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11
And if you don't have the "Remove display from desktop" option?
Been awhile Brink. Just thought I'd look you up on this one!

Hello Billy,

This setting will only be available in the Windows 11 Enterprise and Pro for Workstations editions. :(
 

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Seriously? Wow. What a great thing to do for all of your customers, EXCEPT Windows 11 Enterprise and Pro for Workstations editions.
Sucks....
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
Sorry to necro, but I found this thread on Google. You can disconnect it from the display settings as follows:

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