How can I utilize two external monitors from my laptop?

Jan 10, 2020 1:45PM PST

I have an MSI gs63VR Stealth Pro laptop and it only has one HDMI port and no other video ports of any kind. I'm a big gamer and I want to use a second monitor I have just to adjust music and discord without tabbing out of games. Any answers or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks! Happy

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Laptop screen is the 2nd monitor
Jan 10, 2020 5:46PM PST

Plug in the external monitor, go into settings, display, and choose extend desktop. Use the cartoon of the monitors to tell the computer how they're physically arranged relative to each other

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Do You Mean You Want 2 External Monitors?
Jan 12, 2020 11:18AM PST

I looked at the specs for your laptop and apparently it has a mini display-port in addition to the HDMI port. Check your laptop's User Guide.

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I see others have noted the connections on your PC.
Jan 12, 2020 12:20PM PST
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Why is that?
Jan 14, 2020 6:12PM PST

I've never understood why playing in windowed mode results in lower FPS (frame rates) than playing in full screen. I've experienced that on a few games over the years. Why is windowed worse, i wonder?

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In short.
Jan 15, 2020 1:45AM PST

Windowed mode has more overhead. There are long discussions on the web (use google to find them as it's late here and I leave that to you.)

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