Viewing Zoom on a Dual Monitor

This page is a guide for managing the "Using dual monitors" feature in Zoom.

Viewing Zoom on Dual Monitors

If you are experiencing difficulties when using Zoom on a dual monitor, you may not have the right setting on. Zoom has an optional setting called "Use dual monitors" that can split the Zoom display across two monitor screens. With this setting, you can share your screen on one monitor while viewing the meeting participants and meeting controls on the other. The setting will have no effect if used on a computer with only one monitor. 

To turn this setting on or off, open your Zoom desktop application and click the gear icon in the top right corner. This will open your Settings menu. Click General on the left side menu and check "Use dual monitors."

Zoom desktop application screen

Zoom general settings

You can also turn this setting on or off while in a Zoom meeting by clicking the green badge icon in the top left corner and then clicking the gear icon in the right corner of the window that opens. This will also take you to your settings. Please note that this setting cannot be changed in the browser.

Zoom gear iconZoom general settings


Note: Sometimes using PowerPoint with Zoom while using a dual monitor set up can make your Zoom windows disappear. If this happens, press alt+Tab on Windows or Command+Tab on Mac to cycle through your open programs until Zoom shows up again.

KeywordsZoom, dual monitor, display, monitor, settings, Zoom settings, view   Doc ID124860
OwnerKiran W.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-03-15 10:00 CSTUpdated2023-05-22 14:41 CST
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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