If you’re using multiple displays on Windows 11, it’s easy to move an existing app window between two or more displays. We’ll show you how to do this using the mouse or a keyboard shortcut.
First make sure extension mode is enabled
If you want to move Windows between more than one monitor, you’ll need to use a special multiple monitor mode called “Extend”, which extends your desktop across all available monitors. To do this, press Windows+P on your keyboard to open the “Project” menu (as in “projection”). Select “Refresh” from the menu when it appears.
It is important to note that some games that support multiple monitors have their own in-game multi-display settings. Make sure to check the game’s settings mode for display options after switching to extended mode to make sure they work properly.
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Move Windows between screens with the mouse
Now that you’re in Extend mode, it’s easy to move app windows between two or more monitors with your mouse. Click the title bar of the window you want to move and drag it to the edge of the screen toward your target view. When the window touches the edge of the first screen, it appears on the other monitor. Release your mouse button once the app window is where you want it.
To reverse the process, drag the window back to the edge of the screen.
Move Windows between screens with the keyboard
In Windows 11, you can also move a window directly to another screen thanks to a handy keyboard shortcut – no mouse required. Here’s how to do it:
- Press Windows + Shift + Left Arrow to move a window to a screen to the left of your current screen.
- Press Windows + Shift + Right Arrow to move a window to a screen to the right of your current screen.
This hotkey method works on so many monitors you have connected to your PC. While moving, if a window reaches the monitor with the highest number, it flips over and appears on the monitor with the lowest number, and vice versa.
Good luck and have fun using multiple monitors in Windows 11!
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