Windows 10 Tutorials 67 – How to Set a Display as Main Display

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to set a display to be the main display when you have multiple displays connected to your computer in Windows 10.

Windows allow you to work on multiple monitors at same time. Based on your requirements you can switch your main display among various display devices you have attached to your computer.

The display which you set as main display will act as your active desktop and all the activities will show up there by default.

How to set a display as your main display in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and select Display.
  2. From the links on the left hand side, select Change display settings.
  3. Alternatively, you can right click on an empty area on your desktop and select Screen Resolution.


  1. Under Change the appearance of your display, you will see multiple display and your current main display will have small window around it and a notification at bottom with This is currently your main display.
  2. Click on the display that you want to make your main display.
  3. Check the box next to Make this my main display, and click on Ok to apply.


Note: If you change the main display setting, it will be applied to all users on the computer.

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