How to extend your desktop to a new monitor?

If you are often using your computer for work, then it may be a good idea to get a second monitor. Of course, in order to install the second monitor, you need a video card with 2 video connectors.Having a second monitor allows you to extend your desktop and have a lot of extra usable space. The applications for this are numerous. You can open the HTML editor on your left screen and see the output in an internet browser on your right screen; you can have a pdf open on your right screen and write an e-mail about it on your left screen, etc. This way you will save a lot of time from switching between different programs.So, without further a due, here are the steps on how to extend your desktop to a new monitor:Windows XP

    1. Click the Start button and choose Settings -> Control Panel.2. In the Control Panel, double-click Display to open the Display Properties dialog box and click the Settings tab.3. Click the monitor icon representing the monitor you are adding to your system.4. Place a check mark in the Extend My Windows Desktop Onto This Monitor check box.5. Click OK.

Windows Vista

    1. Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.2. Click Personalize, then click Display Settings.3. Click the monitor icon representing the monitor you are adding to your system.4. Place a check mark in the Extend The Desktop Onto This Monitor check box.5. Click OK.

Note: You can also extend your desktop to a TV.Note2: When purchasing the second monitor, it would be a good idea to be similar to the one you already own (if not exactly the same) so that you would have the same color configuration and aspect ratio.