Multiple Screen Display Arrangement

If you are using more than one screen with your Mac, you can set where each screen is located relative to the others in your desktop's virtual space. You can choose which screen is the main one by dragging the menu bar representation to that screen. You can also adjust the rotation of your screens to use them vertically.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Multiple Screen Display Arrangement”

    John Atkinson
    6 months ago

    Great explanation of the virtual/physical desktops, Gary. I was wondering why one side screen is set to 90 degree rotation, while the one on the other side is set to 270 degrees.

    6 months ago

    John: That’s just the way I have my two side monitors set. I have the “bottom” of the monitors turned to face the center. So one is rotated 90 on one side, the other -90 (or 270) on the other side.

    Cameron
    6 months ago

    So if you run Keynote, does it present to both screens?

    6 months ago

    Cameron: Keynote gives you lots of different options about what to put on each screen with multiple monitors. People usually present with the presentation all over one screen (projector or large TV) and an assortment of elements on the other — like the current screen, next screen, controls, notes, the time, and so on.

    Natalie
    5 months ago

    I do not have an Arrangement tab. iMac 2018 High Seirra 10.13.6. How can I get it to display, so I can change the arrangement display?

    5 months ago

    Natalie: Do you have a second monitor? The Arrangement tab only shows up if you have more than one. And if you do have more than one, when you go to Displays, you get one window per screen. The Arrangement tab is only on the window for the main screen.

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