Switching main screen from broken monitor to working (secondary) monitor in Windows 10. Suggestions?

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Hello, I believe my laptop monitor is damaged and I need to figure out how to switch the main desktop screen to my secondary monitor.

This morning I turned on the laptop and the primary monitor stayed black while Windows 10 booted. Fortunately, I have a secondary HDMI monitor that is currently displaying its half of the desktop just fine, but I can't get any programs or folders to load on this working screen...they all open on the broken monitor. I even have the "display settings" window open and I can see it in the bottom tray but I can't seem to drag it over to the working monitor screen with the mouse. Frustrating!

Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.
 

shmoochie

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Yeah, you are using the setting that just extends your current desktop to the new monitor. You need to change to the setting that mirrors it. There is usually a hotkey on laptop that is win + P
 

shmoochie

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Yeah, you are using the setting that just extends your current desktop to the new monitor. You need to change to the setting that mirrors it. There is usually a hotkey on laptop that is win + P
 
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That fixed it. Many, many thanks!
 
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