I was using an external monitor to extend my display in Windows 10, along with my default laptop screen.

Somehow I marked the external monitor as the "Main Display", now due to resolution issue, I only see a black screen and "Monitor out of range" written on it when I extend the display.

My laptop's screen is not able to open the "Display Settings" as it is not the main monitor.

I tried connecting another external display and making the laptop screen as the main monitor, but as it turns out, Windows remembers monitors.

How do I make the laptop screen as the "Main Screen", any help would be greatly appreciated.


You should be able to Right Click anywhere on the laptop screen and select Display Settings.

This will make it "Load" on the main screen.

In order to move it to your laptop. Hold the Windows Key + Shift keys and then press the Left or Right arrow keys until you see the settings on your laptop's screen.

Let me know if that works.

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  • Also Windows Key + P should open the settings on both screens. – doriclazar Jul 20 '17 at 2:01

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