How do I clip two monitors together?

In today's highly digital world, dual monitor setup has become the new normal, allowing us to multitask efficiently. But how do we couple two monitors together?

This article will answer all your queries related to dual monitor setup, providing easy-to-follow steps for connecting two monitors and ensuring proper alignment using a dual monitor arm with single clamp fitting.

Joining Two Monitors: The Procedure

Linking two monitors is a simple, straightforward process, especially when both devices and your computer possess HDMI ports. In such cases, all you need is a singular HDMI cable running between the three - an approach that maximises cable management design of Desky Dual Softwood Sit Stand Desk.

Your monitors can be linked directly to your PC or laptop providing they have adequate HDMI ports. However, scenarios where only one HDMI port is available, an HDMI splitter becomes essential. Just ensure that your HDMI splitter shares the same refresh rate as the HDMI cable for it to function flawlessly.

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Alignment of Monitors

Aligning your monitors correctly using Monitor Arms with quick & easy installation is crucial to your comfort and productivity. There are simple steps through which you can attain a seamless workflow between your dual screens, avoiding any hitches and enhancing your efficient multitasking.

Adjusting Display Settings

Accessing your computer's display settings enables you to modify the layout of your monitors. Mac users can find these settings in the 'Displays' option under 'System Preferences', whereas, for Windows, they appear under 'Display Settings'.

Here, you can control which screen is recognized as the primary display and adjust the relative positioning of your monitors. This way, you can ensure that the cursor moves smoothly from one screen to another.

Connecting Two Monitors Using a Splitter

Connecting two monitors to a single computer utilizing an HDMI splitter is a relatively simple undertaking. Begin by inserting the HDMI splitter into the HDMI input on the source device.

Once the splitter is connected, plug an HDMI cable into an available input on the HDMI splitter for your display devices. Finally, connect the HDMI cables to your monitor's HDMI inputs, ensuring you correctly distribute the video and audio feed.

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Connecting Monitors without a Splitter

While HDMI splitters can be useful, professionals sometimes advise against their use, especially when you're extending the display. Instead, for the extension of displays, we recommend connecting the initial monitor directly into the laptop's HDMI slot.

For the secondary monitor, implement a USB to HDMI converter. This approach, can circumvent the potential problems caused by splitters while ensuring a smooth display feed to both monitors.


Establishing a dual screen setup can significantly boost your productivity, providing an expansive screen area that's ideal for multitasking. By incorporating HDMI cables, splitters, or even USB to HDMI converters, you can easily connect two monitors and create a seamless workspace.

However, take care to ensure proper alignment and setup with the best adjustable monitor arms for healthy posture, to maximise your efficiency and comfort. Remember that at Desky, we always strive to assist our clientele with all their ergonomic needs in Australia, including dual monitor setups.

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