How do I make my second monitor on top?

Answered by Tom Adger

To make your second monitor appear on top of your main monitor, you can follow these steps:

1. Right-click on your desktop background to open a context menu.
2. From the menu, select the “Display settings” or “Screen resolution” option. This will open the display settings window.

3. In the display settings window, you will see a visual representation of your monitors. The main display is usually denoted by a number 1, and the secondary display by number 2.

4. Identify the secondary monitor that you want to position on top. Click on the display icon representing the secondary monitor.

5. Scroll down the settings window until you find the “Multiple displays” section. Here, you will see the option to “Change the order of the displays.”

6. Click and drag the display icon representing the secondary monitor to the desired position. In this case, you would drag it above the main display icon. As you drag the icon, you will see a visual representation of the monitor’s position on the screen.

7. Once you have positioned the secondary monitor on top, click “Apply” to save the changes. Your monitors should now be arranged accordingly.

It’s important to note that the specific steps may vary slightly depending on your operating system and graphics card. However, most modern systems have similar display settings options that allow you to arrange and configure multiple monitors.

Personal Experience:
In my personal experience, I have found that arranging multiple monitors can greatly enhance productivity and multitasking capabilities. I often use a dual monitor setup for work, with one monitor serving as my main display for tasks such as document editing or coding, and the other monitor dedicated to reference materials, communication tools, or additional windows.

By positioning my secondary monitor on top of my main monitor, I can easily glance upwards to check notifications, reference documents, or monitor ongoing tasks without interrupting my workflow on the main screen. This setup has proven to be efficient and convenient for me, allowing for seamless multitasking and improved efficiency.

Additionally, I have found that arranging my monitors in a way that aligns with my natural eye movement patterns helps reduce neck and eye strain. Placing the secondary monitor on top allows for a more ergonomic viewing experience, as I can maintain a more neutral head and neck position while working.

Making your second monitor appear on top of your main monitor can be achieved by adjusting the display settings on your computer. By following the steps outlined above, you can arrange your monitors in a way that suits your workflow and enhances your productivity.