In our modern world, people use multiple monitors for various reasons. Some people like to have one monitor for work and one monitor for personal use. Others like to game on one monitor while keeping track of chat and other important windows on another monitor. Whatever the reason, having multiple monitors opens up a new world of possibilities.
How to Run Discord On Second Monitor
I use Discord on my second monitor at all times. My main monitor is where I do most of my work, usually in a full-screen window or in a small four-panel window. In this article, you’ll learn 3 ways you can use Discord on your second monitor.
Method 1: Build A Dual Display Setup
Note: Skip the section in case your monitors belong to the same make and model.
Enable Extend Mode
By spreading desktop to all available displays, this feature develops a huge virtual workstead.
Tap Win+P to choose Extend Mode.
Select and Rearrange Displays
Using hit and trial method, drag rectangles to ensure proper orientation of monitors (either left or right) on your desktop.
Use Identify to know which one is “1” or “2”
Allocate primary screen
Also, the checkbox “Use this as primary display” for the desired screen.
The other automatically becomes secondary.
Scale and Layout
For Monitors with different resolutions, scale the monitor with higher resolution to a higher level to achieve the same window size on both screens.
Method 2: Run Discord on Second Monitor
A short path for a huge dilemma :
Moving the Discord window to the desired screen,
Saving the Discord Window position and size in the specified window,
Ending all the background processes for Discord.
1. Moving Discord on Second Monitor
Simple Drag and Drop
Click on the top bar of the Discord window to bring it into focus.
Drag it to the desired screen and drop off.
Restore and Move method
Hover over the running Discord icon in the taskbar of Windows 10 to view the Miniature Preview.
Right-click on the preview to tap on Restore.
Right-click on restored window panel, and go for Move.
Move the window to the desired position on the preferred screen using arrow keys.
The Easiest Shortcut
Hit Win+Shift+arrow keys for instantly hopping over the screen in the direction of the arrow.
Say No to Full Screen
In many cases, Fullscreen is the main culprit forcing the window to open only on the Primary screen, indulging one into the constant hard work of moving the window to the required position after every boot.
So, run windowed mode of Discord.
The smaller it goes, the better it happens
Reduce the window size to one half.
And remember not to maximize it again if you don’t want to ruin the plot.
Hit Win+Shift+Enter to save the present location and size of the window for the next time you run it.
Kill Them All
Put an end to every running thing of Discord by
- Quitting Discord icon from the system tray of the taskbar, adjacent to the sound icon.
- Terminating all processes of Discord directly from the Details panel of TaskManager.
Method 3: A Short Way Out
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Setting up a parameter
Using – adapter 2 parameter would help to open Discord permanently on 2nd monitor.
Dwindling with Config. File
Locate settings.json file in the directory
Set values accordingly and save the file. It will hold window size and position on the specified monitor.
Method 4: 3rd Party Software
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Hopefully, Guide To Run Discord On Second Monitor will ease the process of running discord on a secondary monitor. If you have any doubt, ask me in the comment section. I’ll try to reply as soon as possible.
Or you could take the desktop shortcut after making sure all processes of Discord are closed and start it from the desktop shortcut on the second screen. After you’ve done that you can put the icon back after pinning discord to the taskbar so you don’t accidentally launch it from the main screen again, and now it will start on the other monitor since it was launched from there instead of the main screen. If I need to further explain it let me know.