How to Do Double Screen on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to boost your productivity on a Mac? One way to do so is by using the double screen feature.

With a double screen setup, you can extend your desktop across two monitors, giving you more workspace and allowing you to multitask like never before. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up a double screen on your Mac.

Step 1: Check Your Hardware

Before diving into the setup process, ensure that you have the necessary hardware. You will need two monitors and the appropriate cables to connect them to your Mac. Most modern Macs support multiple displays, but it’s always a good idea to check your specific model’s compatibility.

Step 2: Connect Your Monitors

Once you have confirmed that your Mac supports dual display setups, it’s time to connect your monitors. Use the appropriate cables (HDMI, DisplayPort, or Thunderbolt) to connect each monitor to your Mac.


  • If you are using an iMac: You can use the built-in display as one of the screens and connect an external monitor.
  • If you are using a MacBook: You will need to connect both monitors via external ports.

Step 3: Adjust Display Settings

Now that your monitors are connected, it’s time to configure their settings:

  1. Open System Preferences: Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Displays: In the System Preferences window, click on “Displays. “
  3. Navigate to Arrangement: Go to the “Arrangement” tab.
  4. Arrange Your Displays: You will see two displays represented by rectangles.

    Drag and arrange them according to their physical placement on your desk. This will help you position your cursor between the screens seamlessly.

  5. Adjust Resolution: Click on each display and adjust its resolution if necessary.
  6. Set Primary Display: If you want one of the screens to be your primary display, check the box that says “Mirror Displays” in the Arrangement tab.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Double Screen Setup!

Once you have completed the above steps, you are ready to enjoy the benefits of a double screen setup on your Mac. Take advantage of the extended workspace by dragging windows and applications across both screens. You can also use Mission Control to manage multiple desktops efficiently.

Note: Some applications may not automatically adjust to a dual screen setup. In such cases, you can manually resize and position them as desired.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up a double screen on your Mac.

Now you can enhance your productivity and make multitasking a breeze. Experiment with different layouts and enjoy the extra workspace!

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