Set Up Multiple Displays (Windows Vista or later)

nView display modes enable you to view your desktop in one of several multi-display modes to make the best use of the displays (monitors) that are connected to your computer.

  • In Single mode, your desktop is displayed on a single monitor

  • In Clone mode, your desktop is duplicated on each display.

  • In extended mode, you have extra desktop space on the additional display, which you can configure independently. You can move your desktop items and distribute applications to this additional display.


Select the displays you want to use.

This section lists the displays connected to your system, and shows to which GPUs they are connected. Use this section to select which displays to use.

  • In non-SLI modes, you can select up to two displays per GPU.

  • In SLI mode with GeForce 8 series and later GPUs, you can select up to two displays connected to GPUs within the same SLI group. Under 4-way SLI mode, only GPUs that have two display connectors can be used to drive displays. Typically, display connectors lined up on the same slot position are connected to the same GPU.


Arrange the icons to match your display configuration.

This section operates in a similar manner to the Windows Display Settings page and includes additional functionality. It shows which displays are enabled and in what configuration (extended mode or clone mode), and for displays connected to a GPU operating in SLI mode it shows which display has full SLI acceleration for full-screen applications. This is also called the “SLI focus” display.

In this section, you can

  • Click and drag the icons to match your display position.

  • Right-click an icon and then click Identify to locate the corresponding display.

  • Right-click an icon and then click Make this the Windows primary display to designate that display as the primary display.

  • The “primary” display is where your Windows taskbar, system logon message, and applications appear by default.

  • Switch from extended mode to clone mode by right-clicking one of the display icons, then from the pop-up menu click the Clone option based on the display you want to be the primary Clone display.

  • Switch from clone mode to extended mode by right-clicking the display icon box and then clicking Extend desktop on these displays.


My display is not shown

If you cannot see your display listed, then clicking My display is not shown opens the Detect Missing Display dialogue box.

  • Rigorous Display Detection: Detects older and non-detected displays.  

  • Force Television Detection: You can force detection of your connected television if you could not see it in the display list.


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Set Up Multiple Displays (Windows Vista and later)