In this guide, we will walk you through how to switch to HDMI on Windows 10. With the help of HDMI, you can connect external displays such as the monitor, digital television, projector, etc.
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. You can connect HDMI cable between source and monitor, and transfer the data between.
When you connect the external display with your laptop via HDMI cable, by default Windows 10 doesn’t switch to the externally connected display. You have to manually switch to the external display, either you can extend the display or use the external screen only.
How To Switch To HDMI on Windows 10
Before you start projecting to the external display, make sure HDMI cable is connected properly to the monitor. Press the “Windows+P” shortcut key on your keyboard, then select the display option.
You can either extend your display or use only a monitor screen as a primary screen.
Your Windows 10 PC should automatically detect the external display and show the desktop. If you didn’t see any external display connected to your PC, then follow these steps.
- Click the start menu, and then select the settings gear icon to open the Windows 10’s settings.
- In the setting, select System > Display.
- Under the Multiple display section, click the Detect button. This will detect an externally connected display.
- Once the monitor is detected, you can select from the list how you want to use your monitor.
You can change the resolution and resize the screen if your monitor has a high-resolution display. However, Windows will automatically detect the resolution and show you the recommended size in pixels.
If you have two laptops PC and you want to use the second laptop as a secondary display, then you can connect display wirelessly.
You have to enable “Projecting to this PC” option on the PC which you want to project on wirelessly. To enable this option, open the Windows 10 settings, then select System > Projecting to this PC.
Once you’ve enabled this option, go to PC which you want to connect wireless display from. Press the “Windows+P” shortcut key, then click the “connect to a wireless display”.
If you didn’t find the second laptop display in the searching list, make sure WiFi is working properly.
This is all about how to switch to HDMI on windows 10. I hope, this guide is helpful for you, and now you can connect an external display with your PC easily. You can also connect one or two more displays with the same PC and use all of them simultaneously.