If you execute a configuration with multiple monitors on your Windows 10 PC, it is essential to know how to move windows between screens. With a few mouse keys or a simple keyboard shortcut, it is easy to manage windows like a ninja. Here’s how.
Make sure that the extension mode is activated
To move windows between several monitors, the extension mode must be activated. Expand mode divides your desktop across all of your available screens, so it’s like having a gigantic virtual workspace.
To activate the extension mode, press Windows + P to open the “Project” menu. Select “Extend” by clicking or using the arrow keys and the Enter key.
Note that if you plan to manage full screen applications such as games on multiple monitors, the game or the application itself may have its own multiple display settings in the program. Be sure to check the game or app graphics settings for all options related to multiple screens.
Move Windows using drag and drop
Once you know you are in the extension mode, the most obvious way to move windows between monitors is to use your mouse. Click the title bar of the window you want to move, then drag it to the edge of the screen toward your other view. The window will switch to the other screen. To return it to the first view, drag the window in the opposite direction.
Move Windows using the keyboard shortcut method
Windows 10 includes a handy keyboard shortcut that can instantly move a window to another screen without the need for a mouse.
If you want to move a window to a view to the left of your current view, press Windows + Shift + Left Arrow.
If you want to move a window to a view to the right of your current view, press Windows + Shift + Right arrow.
This keyboard method works for two or more monitors, and once a window reaches the end of the last monitor in the chain when it is moved, the window rolls up and appears on the first.
Now that you’ve mastered this easy maneuver, check out all other ways to manage windows using only the keyboard.